#OneRoomChallenge, Week Four: Faux Roman Blind DIY

It's the fourth week of the One Room Challenge and with just two weeks left to go it feels good to see things starting to come together. This week I made a faux roman blind for the water closet and though I would share the step-by-step tutorial with you here. I am by no means a expert seamstress (I can sew a straight line) and am using the Ikea SY sewing machine which I love for projects like this. 

#OneRoomChallenge, Week Three: Faux Roman Blind DIY | Design Confetti

I used an old fabric shower curtain and a simple tension rod to create the blind.

#OneRoomChallenge, Week Three: Faux Roman Blind DIY | Design Confetti

Measure the curtain to match the width and length of your window with an extra half inch for hemming on each side. I made sure mine would fit between the caps on the rod when installed while still covering the glass. I found going full the length of the window gave me the perfect amount of fabric to create the folds.

#OneRoomChallenge, Week Three: Faux Roman Blind DIY | Design Confetti

Hem any unfinished edges and fold over the top then sew straight across to create a pocket for the tension rod to go through.

#OneRoomChallenge, Week Three: Faux Roman Blind DIY | Design Confetti

Next, hang the curtain and use clips to mock up the folds at even lengths.

#OneRoomChallenge, Week Three: Faux Roman Blind DIY | Design Confetti

Working in sections create a hem at the top of each "pocket" that will be hidden behind the fold (as seen below.)

#OneRoomChallenge, Week Three: Faux Roman Blind DIY | Design Confetti

Hand tack the corners and center of each section with matching thread to hold the layers together while still keeping a smooth surface on the front. 

#OneRoomChallenge, Week Three: Faux Roman Blind DIY | Design Confetti

This is what the back of the curtain should look like.

#OneRoomChallenge, Week Three: Faux Roman Blind DIY | Design Confetti

Here's the finished result. Hang and enjoy! 

#OneRoomChallenge, Week Three: Faux Roman Blind DIY | Design Confetti

And finally, a little preview for next week with the removable wallpaper that arrived today that I've just begun to install... pro-tip: toddlers don't make the best assistants if you want perfect results but they are adorable.

 

The Full Series:

 Week One | Week Two | Week Three | Week Four | Week Five | Week Six

 

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