How to Make a Hobbled Roman Shade

How to Make a Hobbled Roman Shade

If you love the look of Roman Shades for your home then we think you’re going to love our newest how-to project—a hobbled Roman Shade. These shades, sometimes called teardrop shades, are a twist on traditional Roman Shades. Like a typical Roman Shade, a hobbled Roman Shade looks stacked when it’s raised. Where they differ is that hobbled Roman Shades retain their pleats (or hobbles), even when the shade is lowered. These pleats add a little extra statement to your window.

The assembly process for the hobbled Roman Shade is similar to a regular Roman Shade the loops on the back are just spaced in such a way as to create the hobbles. In this video you’ll see how to use the special lift tape, which can be used on traditional Roman Shades, too. This tape helps prevent the formation of hazardous loops that can cause injury to children.

To find the full video on this process, go to and search (#200696XHT). This blog will have all the materials listed that you’ll need to make these custom shades

Warning: Cords can be hazardous, even fatal, to young children. Keep cords out of reach of children. Keep cribs, playpens, and other furniture away from cords. Do not tie cords together or allow cords to twist or loop together.

These instructions are intended for personal use. If making shades to sell or gift, they must comply with the latest safety regulations.

What do you think of this style of Roman Shade? Would you use these for your home? Share your opinions and ask questions in the comments!

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