Musings from the workroom
7th April 15
Be Inspired -See what others have made

We have now put our "What you’ve made" pinterest board pictures on our website on this new page. The curtains and blinds have been made using our tutorials and hopefully these photos will help inspire people to make their own. Of course we also love to see what you’ve made.

Here's a few examples

An Interlined Roman blind made by Emily. A great fabric choice that coordinates beautifully with the kitchen tiles and units. She also made curtains and another blind.

Anne made these blinds using our Lined Roman Blind Tutorial. It was her first time making Roman Blinds, see how she has pattern matched the blinds so they form a continuous pattern and kept the pleat sizes the same even though the middle blind is longer. We think they're really well done especially for her first ever go!!

She says "I couldn’t have made these blinds (lined with thermal black-out lining material) without your superb tutorials, at one point I thought that I’d bitten off more than I could chew as the pattern match was extremely fiddly (even though it was extra wide fabric, the horizontal pattern sloped). Getting all three blinds to fold at the same height was made easier by the excellent videos. I’ve never made roman blinds before and it is seven years since I learnt to sew by making a lined curtain at evening classes. "

Curtains made by Catherine using our How to make a lined pencil pleat curtain instructions. A very nice job and they are the first ones she has ever made!!

GO ON send us your photos we'd love to see them and put them on the page.

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How do you make false or fake roman blind valance (shade). For top of window. Thank you
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We haven't made that tutorial yet.
Where are you based?
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North Oxfordshire
Thank you so much for your wonderfully clear instructions and attention to detail. Have made a beautiful blind, although teenager just grunted, not sure if it was appreciation!?
I am going to attempt to make roman blinds for my bay window. I am new to sewing. I am in the process of choosing fabric. What would you suggest - plain to start with or if a pattern are there better patterns to use? many thanks
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Some plains show the stab stitches, don't be put off by a pattern what is more important is that the fabric you choose is rigid without too much give, 100% cotton or a cotton linen mix are good. When you start to add in vicose, you get a fabric with more give and movement. that is great for curtains but not so good with blinds.

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