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30-Minutes with Workroom Tech: Episode 24 / Buckram Fold Roman Shades

On this episode of The Sew Much More Podcast: 30-Minutes with Workroom Tech, Ceil DiGuglielmo and Susan Woodcock discuss how to fabricate buckram fold roman shades.

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Episode 24 - Buckram Fold Roman Shades

What is a Buckram Fold Roman Shade

Imagine a roman shade with ribs. Ribs are used to provide structure and support across the width of the shade. With the buckram fold method, strips of fusible buckram are incorporated into the shade, helping to add body and structure to the folds, instead of ribs.

Susan came up with this idea because she wanted a better way to make a blackout lined shade, without pinholes of light and without the addition of interlining. In the podcast, you will hear how Susan developed the idea, and why this method have become so popular. Eliminating Pinholes of Light

In 2014, Susan shared a technique for eliminating pinholes of light in blackout shades. That method is still a good solution but it works better with interlining. You can learn how to do this method in the webinar program below. The buckram-fold method is yet another way to create shades without pinholes of light.

In 2018, Susan developed another method for black