Need to add weight to a roman shade
Hello, this is my first time here. 🙂 I have made a set of roman shades for my living room using a fairly heavy fabric which came out beautifully. I used blackout lining primarily for the insulating qualities but liked the way it helped them fold up so very neatly.
I decided to do a repeat for my kitchen windows, but chose a slightly lighter-weight fabric. (Unfortunately it was also much more expensive!) The shades looked great on the worktable but when I hung them up, the fabric droops a little here and there, and they just look kind of pathetic. 🙁 Great when pulled up, not so great when left down, which is where I like them in the wintertime, covering the non-sunny windows.
So my idea is to take them down, open up, and attach something to the fabric to give it some more weight, like the living room shades. The simple way would be iron-on interfacing, but my success rate with iron-on in the past is not so terrific, I get wrinkling and such. Sew-in is not desirable as I don’t want any seams showing on the front side, and I’d probably still have some drooping that way, so I think it must be something that I attach fully to the fabric.
Does anyone have an idea for how to use iron-on effectively? Or is there some kind of spray-on stabilizer that I don’t know about? Any help will be greatly appreciated. I’ve invested too much $ in these things to give up so easily.