Saturday, August 20, 2011

Sewing up a Storm: Roman Shades for a New Home

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My sister-in-law and her husband bought a new home this summer. Winnie is a school teacher and has a small window of time each summer before she has to return to work. Seriously, I knew nothing about how hard teacher’s worked until Winnie lived with us.  For the first few months of each school year she works 15 hour days. She would leave our home by 5:30am and come home around 10pm. All to teach our kids to read. That’s what teachers do and I had no idea.

So for two days I helped her (and my mother-in-law who was in town from Chicago) sew, staple, cut wood, and drill into window casings for six windows. After a couple of days three window were done and hung with shades. Those two gals knew the routine and finished  hanging the last three over the next two more days. How good do her windows look now?

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Aren’t these fabrics gorgeous? I suggested to Winnie and boy did she find some gorgeous ones! She said she spent 8 hours trying to decide. I don’t blame her! There really is a great selection there right now in their home decor section. Can’t wait till fall when I have more time to sew and can dress up more of my own windows.

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Want to make your own roman shades?

Tutorial for Roman Shades part 1

Tutorial for Roman Shades part 2


Aubri said...

They are beautiful! Love them! It makes me wish that you were MY sister-in-law! :)

Sewplicity said...

Whew! That IS a lot of work...they came out great though....I love the colors!

Win said...
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Win said...

Cynthia I LOVE them!!! Thank you! They wouldn't be hanging if it weren't for you! So....THANK YOU! :-)


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