Four rows of grosgrain ribbon: this is why I got a Dofix! Well, one of many reasons. But grosgrain ribbon application was near the top of my reason list.
French blackout lining adds such substance to a roman shade. I love how it's thick yet sleek. Although adhesive tape plays important roles in the workroom, when it comes to shades with interlining or French blackout, we always hand-sew side hems. The bottom hem is reinforced with fusible buckram to encourage a straight bottom line. A weight bar tube is hidden in the hem. This is the essence of the Leatherwood shade method.
We left the shades hanging in the workroom for a day to let the folds train.