For just a few bucks, you can make the easiest
window treatment ever, here’s how. First, measure the width and the length of your window,
then cut your fabric two inches wider, and three inches longer, to allow for hem. Measure
the edges, and iron it along the fold, to create a crisp line. These will be the hems.
[ MUSIC ] Next, use fusible hem tape along the two long sides, and one short side. And
iron the hems shut. Leave the other short end unfinished. Next, cut a half- inch square
wood dowel, to the width of your window. Paint it to match the window trim. [ MUSIC ] On
a hard surface, carefully align the unfinished end of fabric, along the dowel, and staple
it in place with a staple gun. [ MUSIC ] Hang the shade in the window, by screwing the wood
dowel, into the window frame. [ MUSIC ] Then, you’re ready to insert the two tension rods.
[ MUSIC ] Space the rods evenly, and pull fabric through, to create the look of a Roman
shade. Position until you like the look. Now you have a simple custom window treatment,
that’s perfect for any room in your home. [ MUSIC ]

21 thoughts on “The Easiest Window Treatment Ever”

  1. I really wanted to do a Roman widow look in a couple rooms in my house, but even the diy would have been difficult and costly. This idea is very simple and costless.
    ;):)

  2. You're wonderful!  Looks great! I don't want to sew, staple or think too much with curtains, I rec'd a big red E in sewing class, with some of the other videos I could feel the anxiety setting in and just clicked out of them, I've been putting off buying a pair for months.  I'd rather go up on the roof than to have a project with curtains : ) thanks

  3. Hood video but what about taking down the shade and washing it? Wouldn't it be a lot easier to use Velcro on both the wood and the fabric?

  4. The fabric will fall off the tension rod due to the bulk weight left hanging, also the slightest breeze would drown it , nice idea but needs more securing at the folds

  5. I tried this. It looks like she fastened the sides of fabric to trim at each tension rod. When I did this, the fabric kept slipping back over the rods and wouldn't stay looped over. But it really looks like it's pinned with something at each fold to the window trim in the video. Waste of time unless you make adjustments to these instructions. I like to wash my window treatments occasionally.
    I ended up using a tension rod at top after sewing a pocket. I sewed rod pockets across in two different sections. Inserted wooden dowels a little longer than width. Glued tiny finials on end of each dowel. Put in 4 cup hooks on sides spaced equally apart into window trim. Then I folded up and hung dowels on the hooks. I was able to slip panels off easily to wash them and even iron them again. Much more durable and stays fastened into place on windows. I have 4 cats and they didn't tear them up this time. Wahoo!

  6. Have you ever used iron on tape or ribbon with rings attached so that they could be pulled up if wanted?

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