I assembled the necessary materials and tools for this project in the sun room (an enclosed porch) which is not the biggest area in the house, but it is out of the way, meaning I can leave the mess until the second shade is done.
The shade will be made out of the soft beige twill, lined, and the ties are to be from the two printed materials. I covered the 1 x 2 by stapling the lining to the wood because the twill might be too bulky.
Hard at work. I'm not the best at sewing and put blue tape on the machine for a guide.
Steaming out the wrinkles and pressing the seams.
The finished product. However, I'm thinking the ties are too long and will probably remove 4 to 6 inches by cutting in half. The finished seams will not show since the cut will be on top of the 1 x 2.
One shade down, one to go. However, you know what is disgusting? I saw a shade I like better -- the shade is lined with a contrasting material and instead of ties, decorative buttons and loops are used to change the position. I am sure there is plenty of twill; I don't know what I was thinking because I bought yards and yards. Oh, well, I'll have to think about it. I envy people that know exactly what they want to do before doing it!
Until next time, God bless.