This is the easiest window shade ever and it will change your life.
Like all of a sudden you will be ten pounds lighter, your bucket list will be nearly complete and you will never need antiperspirant again. It’s true. Believe what you read here. All of it.
So here is the tutorial so that you can make this at home. My windows are a bit bigger than normal size windows so this tutorial will not have measurements – just know that you have to have basic sewing skills and an iron is helpful and you also need four tension rods that fit your window width. I got mine at Walmart – I paid $3 each.
Okay so basically you need two lengths of fabric. They will each be…
window length + a couple inches to hem bottom X window width + a couple inches to hem sides
Cute kid is not optional. You must have cutie-patootie present for moral support 🙂
Hem all the sides and make sure they are both the same length and width.
The top hems will be sandwiched together and sewed.
The entire thing is like two runners that are sewed together on one end.
Then you put your tension rod at the very top of the window and loop the fabric over the top.
You can see how my fabric was a little bit short. I was a little hem happy. It’s kinda like being tweeze-happy – just don’t end up with a two inch curtain, mmkay?!
In front of the curtain, you will want to put your remaining tension rods. I spaced mine about six inches apart. The first one is about ten inches from the top.
Then you take both layers of fabric and loop them over the first curtain rod. Then do it again for the second and the third.
The bottom will be just looped enough to cover that bottom hem.
Bonus! This shade is reversible! Boom! Exploding internet!
This room stinks to take photos of during the day. It’s just awful. Ruins my life. If I had done the other fabric in something other than this striped ticking, it would be more dramatic than a Kardashian reunion show.
Hope you guys have a happy day and good luck making your own window shade!
p.s. Here is the link to my ikat fabric. It’s called Magnolia Home Java Ikat Yacht Blue.