Friday, August 17, 2012

DIY Fabric Blind

This black shade was over our back door when we moved in. It's horrible!
I don't even know what type of material it is. It was constantly falling off, and permanently wrinkled. I decided to replace it. I bought this material at with the material I bought for my 
Here's what I did to make the blind: 
 I laid the black material over my yard of fabric. I cut around the material leaving enough left over on the edges to hem. I added a strip of yellow fabric to the bottom, then another strip of the patterned fabric. This made the blind long enough. The yellow also added a pop of color. I love the way it turned out. 
I sewed the pieces of material together and hemmed the sides and bottom of the blind. 

I hemmed the bottom wide enough to slip the existing piece of wood in. This puts weight on the end of the blind to hold it down. It was already in the black blind. 
I attached the blind with double sided tape ( I know super sturdy, haha!) So far I've had no problem. I tried hot glue and it would not hold. I will eventually find something more permanent.

It's working great, and I love how it turned out! It matches the decor of the room perfectly.

Check out where I'm linking up:

Shabby Nest, At The Picket Fence, The Shabby Creek Cottage, Johnny In A Dress, A Glimpse Inside, Hubby Made Me, The 36th Ave, 
Craftionary, Sumo's Sweet Stuff, Skip To My Lou, Sew Can Do, I Should Be Mopping The Floor,
Common Ground, Krafty Kat, Not Just A Housewife, Vintage Wanna Bee, Sweet Little Gals,
Sew Much Ado, My Girlish Whims, Southern Lovely, Someday Crafts, Some What Simple,
Six Sisters Stuff, Too Much Time


  1. What a difference that makes! I love grey and yellow together. It looks really nice. I'm visiting from The Shabby Nest.

  2. So cute! I saw you on 36th Avenue and your new blind totally stood out. The fabric is fabulous and definitely a big improvement over the black :) I love when stuff like that turns out to be such an easy fix!

  3. Great re-make! Thank you for linking up to our Pretty Things Party. Hope to see you back next week!

  4. Love those fabrics! Looks so much better than before! I am hosting a link party and you are more than welcome to share this and any other posts you'd like!

  5. Thanks! Kathie I will be linking up thanks for the invite : )

  6. Wow, that turned out great! I love the fabrics. Your newest follower from Gettin Krafty With It! :)

    Kathy @

  7. Looks great! New follower and looking forward to more of your craftiness :-)