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From: barcar1
Date: 09-05-2005, 09:01 PM (1 of 2)
I recently saw a variation on a roman shade at a website listed below.

I liked the Buffalo and Hampton designs. Does anyone know how to make this sort of shade?


User: barcar1
Member since: 09-05-2005
Total posts: 2
From: AndreaSews
Date: 09-11-2005, 08:12 PM (2 of 2)
I like them a lot too. I've never seen them done that way. Do you have instructions for a basic roman shade? They're available in various levels of depth all over the web. From the looks of the image, the only difference is that you add some yardage, and then pick up that extra length by making tucks. Set a size for the depth of the tucks, say 1/2 inch, which would mean a total of one inch per tuck, and pinch it toward the wrong side of the shade. As shown, the tucks are sewn onloy for a couple of inches, and only at the edges and the points between where the cord attaches. Take another look and I think you'll see what I mean. For the Buffalo, you'd add 4 inches per section (=1 inch X 4 tucks), and for the Hampton, you'd add 2 inches per section.
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