Previously a DIY tutorial was promised to give you a step-by-step on shortening off the shelf woven roman shades. Sorry about the poor photography.... In my spare time I plan to hone my photography skills as well ;)
Spend $35 at local Big Box on a woven roman shade, which is about 1/2-1" too narrow and about 14" too long for the window. Take note that the width is not something I tackled. This tutorial is only for shortening the length.
Open package. Lay out blind (wrong side up).
Hot Glue Gun
Measure window length. Measure blind to match. Add at least 3" (depending on your weave) and mark. I used an extra 4" as it was just enough after folding it under and up that it ended in between two reeds.
Find the back strings.
Slide little metal brace out of roman shade stitching. You can cut it as well, because who cares... you don't need that part (if you did you wouldn't be reading this).
Reattach metal bar by sliding it into the stitching (higher up on the shade as to accommodate your new length.
Untie string and retie to tighten.
Trim excess string.
Repeat steps 5-8 on the second string.
Trim bottom of shade by cutting stitches. (picture left)
Fold up end to make a nice "seam" and hot glue in place.
Hang blind in window and enjoy!
Ability to enjoy the cold breeze in your face instead of up the curtain, well worth the hot glue finger burns!