A terrible.. terrible blind.
Well, the blind structure is good. The fabric is, as I suspected all along, terrible. Note to self: vintage and old fashioned are very different.
Sigh. Here is how I made the blind…
(1) Cut your fabric & lining 1″ wider than the window, and 4″ longer.
(2) Sew together, with 1/2 ” seams around 3 of the sides (leave the top open), with the outside sides (the sides you want to see) facing together.
(3) Turn right way out and insert a metal pole (I got mine from Home Depot) into the little bag you have created.
(4) Sew three sets of brass rings up from the base. I started 5″ from the bottom, then went at 7″, 6″, 5″, 4″, & 3″, intervals.
(5) Staple gun the open top around some wood, the length of your window frame (I used 1/2″ thick wood) and screw in little hooks for the threads.
(6) Run threads through the brass rings and through the hooks,
I hate my blind.
I am quite pleased with my valance – this was easy peasy.
(1) Construct a valance out of insulation foam (I glued it with my hot glue gun)
(2) Cover with fabric and pin into place:
Et voila a deux:
Now I have to remake the dratted blind with decent fabric.