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DIY Custom Window Shade

Whether you have an odd-shaped window or want to use a pretty fabric, try this easy how-to for a window treatment. It's a quick and inexpensive way to get the look of a Roman shade.




  1. Step 1

    Measure fabric to fit the inside of the window, adding a few inches to the height, for sewing channels at the bottom and top, and 1 inch for sewing side seams.

  2. Step 2

    Machine-sew the hems and seams, and then slip tension rods through the channels.

  3. Step 3


    Once the top rod is in place, you can adjust the amount of light in the room with the bottom rod.



Reviews (2)

  • lillianhofstader 18 Jan, 2014

    What I believe is that we should not only concerned about the shades and designs. It should also be lasting for long period of time and should be capable enough to withstand against high storms and all- Lilian senior content editor for impact windows florida

  • akh617 30 Aug, 2013

    I made these last year for my daughter's dorm room and they were a hit and brightened up her room! Our sewing machine was on the fritz so I cheated and used seam binging - iron on - and it held and worked! The windows were double so bigger project but this year she only has a single window so ready to tackle again!