No Sew Faux Roman Shade (make in a hour!)

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Want pretty window treatments? Don’t sew? No worries, you can with this no sew faux roman shade!

Let’s talk no sew faux roman shade today. And how simple it is to make!

But first, how are you?
I’ve been a busy little bee! I’ve got lots going on in just about every room of this house.
At least it feels that way.
It would not be “normal” over here if there wasn’t something going on somewhere in here.
Just ask my sweet husband. ;)

I’ve got mini makeovers going on in the guest bath, family room, dining room and kitchen.
And soon to be laundry room.
Gosh, I have all these plans and ideas swirling around in my head and darn, it takes so long to get them done!
But we are working on it.
I will be sharing each and every detail with you guys over the next month or so….and then it’s on to Christmas decor!
Can you believe it???? I know, you know, we all know…time flies!

Today I’m sharing this easy peasy little window treatment I made for my guest bath makeover.


It’s sort of in the style of a roman shade anyway…

No Sew Faux Roman Shade

I wanted something simple in here.

No Sew Faux Roman Shade

Just inside the window to keep things neat and tidy and non-fussy.

There’s lots of tutorials for this on the web if you do a search.
I did a quick search and found Beth’s (Homestories AtoZ) here…. “How to Make Faux Roman Shades“.
I’ll share how I made the “no sew” part and you can hop on over to her site and see how she used the tension rods to hang them.
She described, with a bunch of photos, in perfect detail, how to hang these properly.

Here is the fabric I used to make my no sew faux roman shade….

No Sew Faux Roman Shade

I made seams going all the way around….sides first…

No Sew Faux Roman Shade

Want to see some of these projects in “live” time? Hop on over and follow along with me on INSTAGRAM. I’m always sharing in my stories as I’m doing projects, finding new furniture, fun finds….just all the day to day behind the scenes.

No Sew Faux Roman Shade

Then the ends….

No Sew Faux Roman Shade

Nice and neat.

And pretty simple, just fold and fold again. I use the iron on product I list down below.


I made a “loop” seam at the top to put the top tension rod through so it would be secure.

No Sew Faux Roman Shade

Nice and neat….and no sew! Perfect.

I then added the tension rods inside the window frame and voila…..

No Sew Faux Roman Shade

I love easy in decorating….and this was easy.

No Sew Faux Roman Shade

Little sneak peek of my guest bath makeover here too.
MORE to come, this week and next.

Loving the new paint color, by the way! (Sea Salt by Sherwin Williams…same as in the >>>Family Room)
It really brightened things up in this tiny little guest bath. See the paint color I had in here previously >>> Guest Bath.

Let me say what I always say on this blog here….YOU can make this.
You can, really. You don’t need to know how to sew (I don’t!) to make pretty things for your home.
I have now made countless window treatments and curtains for my home.

So please, don’t be intimidated. Just do it.
You can make a no sew faux roman shade too!

PIN it to save it!

So SIMPLE!! No Sew Faux Roman Shade

Alright you guys, if you make one, please send me a note, email or something!
I would love to see! :)

You might also like this no sew project:

See the tutorial here >>> Easy No Sew Curtain Panels

I’ll be back on Thursday with a fun little wood sign  (<<<— see it now :) ) for my guest bath makeover.
It’s …different…. you’ll see. ;)
We are lighthearted over here and like to have a little fun.
Be sure to stop by to see it!






    1. Hey Sandra! :)
      Oh it’s soo easy! Anyone can do this one! I’m going to do another for the laundry room window and gather it a little differently! :)

  1. Ohhh so cute! I am going to try this out soon! Where did you find your fabric? It’s gorgeous!

    1. Thank you Kourtney! I have a link to the exact fabric I used in the post under the section that says “Materials List”. You might have missed it! :) xo

    1. Thanks! I would think you could somewhat but…I have a window shade that goes up and down behind it. I usually only pull it up just to where the curtain ends so all you’d see from the outside is the shade. :)

  2. I love all your fabric choices. You should try sewing…it’s fun!!! And your buddy, Christy, is great at it….she could help you!!!
    For your kitchen sign maybe you could paint it over, put a quote or a design on it and turn it into a towel holder for the bathroom. OR….have it hang in the laundry room holding a duster and whisk broom and something else…..but then again jewelry is nice too!!!
    Have a good weekend!!!! ;)

    1. Hey Addie!! Oh yes, I have sewn before, it’s just not something I enjoy. I guess that’s probably how I should say it!! haha I actually learned in Home Ec in high school (anyone remember that?? lol) and made a ruffle shirt and skirt. But never attempted anything again! I love all things crafty…except that. I suppose we all have our favorites, right? :) And yes, I love all the things Christy makes!! And am in awe of them….but it still doesn’t want to make me do it again!! lol I think I am too impatient. ;) OH yes, great ideas on the sign, thanks for the input on that too!! Have a wonderful weekend my sweet friend! xoxo

  3. Hello. Can you tell me where you found the long shade you put behind the Roman shade? I would want a shade I can pull down for coverage at night. Thanks!

  4. Hi. I am staying in the basement and have been looking for an idea to cover my windows. 2 are in my bedroom and 1 in my closet. This will work perfect. Can you tell me how you measured for the length of the fabric? If I wanted it to potentially cover most of my window, how much would I add for the folds?

    1. Hi Charlotte! I would just measure the height of the window and make it that size so that when it is down, it will cover the whole window. You can then place it up in folds. :)

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