|Please ignore all of the toys outside :)|
When it came down to it, I didn't really follow much of the tutorial. Instead, here is what I did:
- I unrolled the shade completely and laid it on my fabric. Make sure to pay attention to which side of the shade you want your fabric on. I wanted a reverse roll, so I put my fabric on the outside. (This may not work with some hardware/windows, so be sure to try it out first.)
- Using my rotary cutter, I cut all the way around, leaving about 1/4-1/2" for seams.
- Next, sort of inch by inch, I sprayed the shade with spray adhesive and adhered the fabric as I went. I did this very carefully because a.) I did not want to get bubbles, and b.) I wanted to make sure that the pattern stayed straight.
- Since I used a rotary cutter and my cuts were very straight (and also since the last inch on either side of my shade will not be visible from the outside), I did not hem the fabric along the sides of the shade. I simply folded it over and sewed down the length of the shade. (This is why I used the spray adhesive - I think this would have been nearly impossible since the shades are so slippery). If you did hem the fabric first, you may find that the shade is too bulky to roll-up all of the way.
- The bottom of the shade will be visible from the outside when the shade is drawn, so I did hem the very bottom to give it a nice clean look.
|A look at the back|
|One last look|