How to Make a Stitched-tuck Shade

How to Make a Stitched-tuck Shade-1Narrow stitched tucks along each fold line add interest to this tailored version of the Roman shade. Read about Roman shades before beginning this project. To determine the number of tucks, subtract 3″ (7.5 cm) for the hem from finished length of shade. Divide this number by 3″ (7.5 cm), the approximate spacing between tucks, to get the number of tucks. Round this figure to the nearest whole number. To determine the spacing between tucks, divide the finished length of shade by the number of tucks (as determined above). Rings will be placed on alternate tucks, beginning with the bottom tuck. Cutting Directions Cut decorator fabric and lining as for Roman shade, adding 1/2″ (1.3 cm) for each tuck to the length of both fabrics. Also cut facing strip from lining fabric,S” (12.5 cm) wide; length equal to finished shade width plus 2″ (5 cm).. YOU WILL NEED Decorator fabric for shade. Lining fabric for lining and facing strip. Notions: mounting board, plastic rings, screws eyes or pulleys, shade cord, weight rod, white glue, awning cleat and staple gun, as for Roman shade. How to Make a Stitched-tuck Shade 1) Follow directions for Roman shade, steps 1 to 7, except space horizontal rows as figured above. Draw horizontal lines across wrong side of shade at ring locations. Baste lining and outer fabric together on each line. 2) Remove water-soluble pen markings. Fold and press sharp crease exactly on each basting line, right sides together. Bring opposite folds together, accordion pleat style,and press crease in each fold. Machine-baste as in step 1.

How to Make a Stitched-tuck Shade-23) Stitch tucks 114″‘(6 mm) from creased edges on right side and wrong side of shade. Complete the shade following the directions for a Roman shade, steps 9a to 16. Do not use ring tape. {Credit} Singer sewing for the Home (copyright 1984-1988)

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