It all started with a photo on Pinterest from Better Homes and Gardens and a local interior designer.
She had a client looking for ideas for a roman shade for her bathroom. The room was in the middle of an upgrade and remodel. The homeowners were keeping the design and character of this 1920’s home to period. White subway tile covered the walls of the walk-in shower, with small hexagon black and white tile is on the floor.
I showed the photo to the designer, she shared it with her client – they loved it. “But can you make this a top-down-bottom-up shade?” Yes.
Since then, this photo of the finished shades has been one of my most repinned photos on Pinterest.This same designer has shared the photo with several other clients. I have now made 4 sets of these shades. Some open both directions. Some only pull up from the bottom.
After making the first few sets, I have finally figured out a simpler way of laying down the twill tape. I use an iron on adhesive tape.
First ironing the tape to the back side of the twill. Then after removing the paper backing,
I iron the twill tape in place. The twill tape is then carefully topstitched in place.
I would love to try other designs of twill tape or other trims.