don't worry, it's much easier than a quick look at all the steps might suggest. And yes, I'm talking about working Roman blinds, they are very easy, just trust me ;) Don't believe me? Oh well, then you go on and grab all the needed stuff, make them and see for yourself ! It's fine with me for you to admit I was right when you're done :D
when I needed/wanted them as a quick prop last year (for a little scene still not finished btw), I didn't really know how they were made. So I just looked up how to make a fullsize one, which is surprisingly easy! Making them the working kind is just a few easy extra steps to a non working one.
update: because Sarah asked if it could be she'd seen a videoclip of the working blinds, which she did, I decided to add that short video I made for the actual scene here as well. Makes sense too, doesn't it? ;)
so here it goes, my version for you to enjoy and to enrich your mini-house/roombox/whatever with some - or many - working Roman blinds! I didn't take photo's during, so I illustrated most things digitally. Maybe it's enough to look at the photo's of the finished front and back to understand how it's done, but if you do need or like more info on the process, I've tried to include all of the steps in the clearest way I could think of.
I hope it all makes sense, if I missed anything or something is not clear, please ask!
I hope you agree with me that this is very doable and that you'll enjoy making some. If you might run into difficulties, please let me know and I can see if I can help.