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Roman shade and Bedskirt instructions???

andryea's picture

Does anybody know where I can find instructions for making roman shades [I want to make a relaxed roman which is basically flat with a droop across the hemline] and bedskirts [I'm thinkin' shirred]? I would like to know how to estimate yardage as well as hem allowances, construction etc. Do they both get lined and if so, with what?

Thanks in advance.

lindamaries's picture

(post #30249, reply #1 of 2)

Go to the local public library and see if they have books on shade making. I know my library has quite a few books on projects for the home.

TSittler's picture

(post #30249, reply #2 of 2)

When I made my bedskirt, I didn't line it. For the gathers, I used a 2 to 1 ratio, rounding up or down to the next panel length. Just measured the width & length of the mattress, and the distance from top of box spring to floor, etc., for all my dimensions. 1/2 inch hems everywhere. Do not used a fusible as the bottom hem, as gathers will not drape nicely with it. I used an old sheet as the, uh, what do you call it? Liner-thingie? The part which goes inbetween the mattresses. For simplicity's sake, I divided the liner-thingie into 4 parts so I didn't have too brutal of a time evening up the gathers and sewing them to it.


Good luck.


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