Tute: Easy Faux Tie-Up Shade (Mistreatment) Great to hide Mini Blinds

by - Wednesday, February 23, 2011

When making these shades for my daughter’s room I had originally intended on making a faux roman shade to hide those unsightly mini blinds during the day, but as I put it up in the window I decided that a tie-up shade would be much more playful for this space.
Here’s what I did:
Measured window and cut fabric to window width and about 1/4 of the window height.
I folded, ironed and hemmed the bottom edges and sides of the fabric (about 1/2”), but-- this could easily be a no-sew project, You could use hem tape or my other fav:  the hot glue gun!
Then I got lazy and folded the top, ironed it and then hot glued it to the “valance” of the mini blind.


Now you should have a basic straight valance.
I then measured and cut 2 pieces of ribbon and wrapped it around the the valance, and tied it in a loose bow.

Adjust your bow so that the fabric slightly folds like a shade, fluff shade to your desired folded look. I then hot glued the ribbon to the top of the blind as well to keep the fabric from pulling.
I flanked my shade with long panels in a coordinating fabric.            IMG_1611     Linking up with:
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  1. OOOH! I love that curtain! It looks great!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!


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