Tuesday, June 21, 2011

No Sew Roman Shades

 I have been wanting to make these shades for forever, but - it required ironing, and our iron broke a few months ago.  I have no clue how we have lasted this long without an iron - but we finally got one - yay!!  No more avoiding wrinkled clothes that need ironing!

I found this fork, knife and spoon image on The Graphics Fairy awhile back, and knew right away that I wanted to use it on my kitchen shades.  I purchased flour sack towels from Walmart (only like $4 or $5 for 6 of them!), and at the time wasn't sure what to do with them.  They ended up being the perfect size for this project.

To transfer the image, I used printable T-Shirt transfers from Hobby Lobby.  I opened the image as a jpg, flipped it so that I was looking at the mirror image, and tested it on a sheet of regular printer paper.  The size was good, and everything looked right, so I just went ahead and printed it right onto the transfers.  Then, I cut around the image leaving only about 1/2" around.  I just placed it where I wanted it on the fabric, and followed the directions on the package.  I couldn't believe how easy it was!!

I was working on these pretty late at night, and needless to say, I was feeling a bit lazy.  I rummaged through my craft room for some ribbon I could sew onto the shades, but didn't have enough of any one color that would look good.  So - I scrapped the sewing and reached for my handy twine that I got at the Dollar Tree.  I literally just hooked the fabric onto some curtain hooks, cut the twine so it was long enough to reach back behind the curtain, and down in front, and hooked it into the side clasps.  Then I just tied a knot where I wanted them to hang, folded them up, and tucked them in, finishing them off with a bow. 

Done and done!!  I don't think these photos really do them justice, but they are so light and airy and just what I wanted in the space.

What do you think??  Pretty good for no sew!!  See those stained glass sun catchers on the windows?  My dad made them for me - aren't they awesome??  Have a great Tuesday!!

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  1. They are quite sweet and love the plants in front of the window...just makes me feel warm and cozy...just add a cup of tea and all is perfect :)

  2. WOW I clicked on the photo and it's you again.. love the widow treatment So now I am following you


  3. I love your curtains. I shared a no sew project on the Tater Tots and Jello as well. Who says we have to have a sewing machine? I think we do great without using it!

  4. Pretty shades! So cute, I linked this to my roman shades project post too today - how nice!

  5. Your window treatments are adorable! What a great idea!

  6. So simple.....Window treatment..look smart and beautiful.

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