Replacing the Fabric in Faux Roman Shades

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What You'll Need
Thick fabric
Seam ripper

Faux Roman shades are a cheaper solution than real Roman shades or blackout shades to prevent sunlight from getting inside. Faux Roman shades are meant to lay flat over the window and usually cannot be raised or lowered. The fabric on faux Roman shades cover flat wooden dowels, which are stitched into the shades. The faux Roman shade will give the look of folds or pleats. Replacing the fabric is not difficult. The following article will show you how.

Step 1 - Remove the Fabric

Take the faux Roman shades off the wall. Use a seam ripper to cut the seams. Remove the flat wooden dowel rods.

Step 2 - Cut Fabric

Use thick fabric that will block out the sun. Lay the old fabric on top of the new one, and then cut the latter out.

Step 3 - Sew in the Dowels

Place one dowel at the bottom and one at the top of the fabric. Pull the bottom of the fabric up and over the dowel. Stitch the fabric together to form a pocket over the dowel. Repeat with the top. Place a dowel rod every 8-inches, gathering the fabric over the dowel and then stitching it in place. Fold the edges in, and sew it to create a seam on each side.