This year to dress up my classroom a bit, I decided to made some window dresssings for the long skinny windows in my classroom and as a challenge I decided to made Roman Shades rather than a simple gathered curtain because when they don't need to be closed for drills I prefer to have them open most of the time.

This is a fairly straight forward design but  you have to make sure that they are strung correctly so they raise in wide neat folds.

For this project you will need:

plastic rings
sewing needle
sewing machine

I choose a fabric with poison dart frogs for my chemistry classroom.

Step 1: Cutting the Fabric

When you measure for your curtain, you need to decide how much of the window and window frame you want to cover. Be sure to add two inches to the width and two inches to the length for seams. Since roman shades lay flat rather than gather you don't need to add any width for fullness.
That's an awesome idea! Nice job on putting it all together :)
Hey that's terrific! I love how simple this is! I may do this for my own windows at home. Thanks for the ible!

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