How to Make a No-Sew Roller Window Shade Treatment

Things You'll Need

  • Roller shade
  • Fabric
  • Spray adhesive
  • Double-sided sticky tape
  • Trim

Application of some fabric and trim to a roller shade can add personality to a room and help control sunlight. The hardest part of creating your own no-sew roller shade is choosing your favorite fabric.

Spray the fabric with spray adhesive. Don't saturate; move continuously around the fabric from about 6 to 8 inches away.

Lay your fabric on top of the roller shade, smoothing creases out before you press down firmly.

Cut off excess fabric around the shade.

Measure and cut your trim or fringe so that you'll have 1/4 inch on each side so that you can wrap it around to the back of the shade.

Put double-sided tape along the entire bottom edge of the shade. Peel off the backing.

Apply the trim, with each shade edge having overhang, pressing on it to secure.

Turn your shade over, and add some more double-sided tape to 1/4 inch of each outer side where the trim pieces will lay.

Wrap your trim around and press down to adhere.


  • You can cut your fabric first, but cutting once it's on the shade is easier.


  • Wear a painter's mask when applying the spray adhesive.


About the Author

This article was written by a professional writer, copy edited and fact checked through a multi-point auditing system, in efforts to ensure our readers only receive the best information. To submit your questions or ideas, or to simply learn more, see our about us page: link below.