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Sewing rings on Shades

edwina | Posted in General Sewing Info on

Hi granny dee,

I have just finished making 22 Roman blinds( as we call them here in the UK ) and I found that the following method worked very well for me.  My machine is a Bernina 1230 and I used the foot that I use for sewing on buttons with a close zig-zag stitch and the feed dogs dropped. One of the blinds was made of pure silk, 8 feet wide and required 30 rings which all sewed without slipping.

I hope that this will be of some help.       Edwina. 



  1. mygaley | | #1

    Don't ask how I know this can happen, but are your feed dogs disengaged?  I tape my rings in place with magic mending tape and it just pulls off after I sew.  I just read an entry about using paper bandage tape and I can't wait to try that.  God bless you, Galey

    1. user-141410 | | #2


      Thank you so much. You woould think after all the sewing I've done I would know to lower the feed dogs.,duh!!

  2. user-141410 | | #3


    Thank you for  your reply. I just never gave it a thought to drop the feed dogs.

    Granny Dee 

    1. Teaf5 | | #4

      It's always the obvious answers we cannot see by ourselves! I wish this forum had been around when I made a colossal roman shade many years ago; I sewed nearly a hundred rings on it by hand and swore I'd never make another. Thanks for your question and all the answers!

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