Casual Sheer Shade

Martha Stewart Living, June 2006

A translucent fabric is less formal, especially when it's in a cheery color. This free-flowing linen shade is perfect over a kitchen sink, where it filters sunlight while preserving the view.

Casual Shade How-To
This shade has no lining and calls for just a single dowel in the bottom hem, so you won't need to make pockets. The folds in the shade are formed by cords threaded through brass rings, which are stitched directly to the fabric. Use a disappearing-ink pen to mark rows every eight to 12 inches, as you would for a Classic Shade. Stitch brass rings to shade in four columns. Thread cord through rings, lock, and tassel, and knot before mounting the shade.

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