Two DIY No-Sew Window Treatments You Can Make Yourself

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Window treatments can get pricey, but you don't have to settle for cheap plastic mini blinds to cover your windows just to stay within your budget. You can make your very own window treatments that you can be proud of and that look fabulous. The best part is that you don't have to know how to sew to make these window coverings. See below for instructions on how to make two different window treatments.

1. No Sew Roller Shade

Here's What You'll Need:

Instructions:

  1. You need enough room to work, so you may want to use a craft table or a table in the garage. 
  2. Measure the window you plan on covering with the shade, then unroll the roller shade to this size plus a few extra inches.
  3. Lay out your fabric and cut it to the same measurement you just took. Add an extra inch to the sides and the bottom to account for the hem.
  4. Spray the top side of the roller shade with spray adhesive, then carefully lay the fabric in place. Glue the top portion first, then the bottom. The spray adhesive is very sticky, so you have to be careful when laying the fabric so you don't have any wrinkles in the fabric. Smooth the fabric with your hands and allow it to dry.
  5. Once the spray adhesive is dry, flip the roller shade over and use the glue gun to glue the hems down.
  6. After the glue is dry, hang the roller shade in place following the instructions that came with the shade. You can roll up the shade to cover the window partially or unroll it completely to cover the entire window.

2. No Sew Roman Shade

Here's What You'll Need:

Instructions:

  1. Measure the window you want to cover, then add one inch all the way around to account for the hems. 
  2. Cut your fabric to size, then cut another piece to use as a backing. If you want, you can use a different fabric for the backing to make your shade reversible.
  3. Next, lay the first piece of fabric face-down and the other piece on top, face up. The pieces should match up exactly the same.
  4. Using the hemming tape, lay it on the top piece of fabric and roll the fabric over the hemming tape. Use your iron to set the hemming tape and to hold your hem in place. Repeat this all the way around your fabric, try to keep the hem even all the way around.
  5. Next, place the tension rods in the window. Put one at the very top, then the rest spaced evenly down your window. You can use three or four depending on how many folds you want to have in your window.
  6. Place the fabric over the first tension rod, so the fabric is completely in half. Then pull the fabric over the the next two (or three) rods so it hangs like a roman shade.

These two window treatments are very simple to make and can be made in just one day. They are perfect for those windows in your kitchen, laundry room, or even a bathroom.

For professional help, contact a business like The Fabric Loft.


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