How To...Hem a Wooden Shade by the DIY Maven

How To...Hem a Wooden Shade by the DIY Maven

Grace Shu
May 29, 2008

DIY Maven's useful blog is fast becoming one of our favorites. Last week, we gave you her piping tutorial; this week we give you her handy steps for tailoring long wooden shades to fit any window--something we're planning on doing this coming weekend.

[ Photos from Curbly ]

"Ready-made Roman shades of the wooden variety come in many widths, but their lengths are generally about 72". That's long, especially if your window is only 38". Although the shades work fine for any length, that's a lot of weight to which to subject the shades' mechanisms. Plus, there's excess bulk at the bottom of the window. You don't have to live with ill-fitting shades like this. You can hem them, and it's a surprisingly fast and easy procedure to get a custom look."

Get the entire tutorial with pics at DIY Maven at Curbly.

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