So many have asked me about the burlap faux roman shade I made for the men’s room window at the shop where I previously sold my stuff. Well, while trying to move my stuff from my old computer to my new one, I ran across the photo. So here ‘tis:
I just took burlap (not burlap fabric, just real burlap) and doubled it because it is sort of thin and holey. Then I made horizontal pleats about 3” deep and hand sewed them in place (you know ‘cause the shade doesn’t really roll up and down!) I made a place at the top and bottom to insert tension rods so you don’t even have to put holes in the wall, yall! Then to top it off, I just sewed black grossgrain ribbon down the sides and in the middle. Everything was hand-stitched because real burlap doesn’t work too well in my sewing machine. I guess it all worked pretty well. People liked it enough to commission more of them! Only trouble is…I can’t always find that kind of burlap!