I knew I wanted a Roman Shade, so I Googled "How to make a Roman Shade." Then, while reading the [lengthy] instructions, I realized that I will never actually raise or lower my shade for this room [privacy isn't an issue]; therefore, I could find a [lazy] easiery way! So I set-out to make it without actually having to sew!
What I used:
A Full-sized flat bed sheet [yes, I used a bed sheet, please don't judge... all sides were already hemmed so I didn't have to!]
pins, needle & thread [don't worry... you're not really sewing]
Strips of fabric the length of your curtain
Liquid Stitch fabric adhesive
What I did:
I folded my sheet in half and pin the sides and bottom together
Next, I hung it up in the window, and folded it up [like a roman shade] to my desired height for the window. Then I pinned each fold in place.
I ironed each fold while it was still pinned in order to make a good crease, then removed all pins, smoothed the fabric out again [you should be able to see where you want your folds still because of the ironed creases], and began tacking down each layer- beginning with the bottom fold first.
Then I sewed the curtain in about 8 spots on each fold [is this making any sense?]. Just enough to keep each layer in place.
Once I got each layer stitched in place, I hung it up again to see if it was "droopy" anywhere. Then I tacked down each droop to make is straight and smooth.
Next, I wanted to add the trim details on the side, so I used leftover fabric from my bulletin board. I cut the strips with pinking sheers, and then folded the sides and ironed them really well.
Finally, I took my liquid stitch fabric adhesive and glued it to the edges.
And that's it!! This project didn't cost anything because I already had the sheets & fabric!!