The Fabric Roman Shade is a textile product, unlike hard window coverings such as Fauxwood Blinds, Honeycomb Cellular or Solar Screen Rollers for example.
They have the fashion of soft home textiles with the function of a hard window covering shade.
With fabric Roman Shades one must expect and tolerate:
A hand crafted, artisan made look that may have slight textile imperfections like uneven surface texture, wrinkling in transit, naturally occurring puckers and wavy undulations in the sewn shade.
A variance of opacity between body of shade and its' doubled over side & bottom hems.
Slight pleat mis-alignment between shades in same or different lengths installed side by side.
Finished Width and Length may vary by ¼” from ordered dimensions.
Some light seepage/ light halo effect in horizontally & vertically seamed Blackout lined shades.
Some tack stitches/ stitch lines visible on face of shade.
Manual smoothing and fold forming may be required.
Pattern Interruption will be evident on Horizontally Pleated shades. Choose Flat Fold style for Diamond & Trellis designs and Large Florals & Patterns. This will assure Pattern will not be interrupted creating an unexpected effect
Using a clean white washcloth or clean white sponge with Tide Free or another clear laundry detergent in warm water - gently spot clean any dirt away and blow dry with low to medium heat.
Using a good quality hand held steamer can reduce most wrinkles created in transit.
Using a small scissor or exact knife loose threads on surface & side hems can be removed if evident.