These are the easiest window treatments in the history of window treatments to make. Well, now that I think about it, the blanket that I thumb tacked over my window in my first apartment was easier. But only slightly.
Let me rephrase.
This is the easiest window treatment that actually looks like a window treamtment in the history of window treatments.
If you're like me, and you're petrified of any sewing project, and you haven't been introduced to hem tape - I would like to formally introduce you to one of my new best friends:
I was even a little timid of this stuff at first. This was my first DIY involving any fabric - but it needed to be done.
Pardon me, I didn't take pictures along the way, but this is so easy you don't need them!
All I used for this project was:
5 yards (total) of fabric
1 Package of hem tape
2 packages of grommets (1 per panel)
Step 1 - cut your fabric into 90 inch panels (or however long you want yours to be, I like mine to pool a bit at the bottom)
Step 2 - use your hem tape to hem the bottom of the panel
Step 3 - use your hem tape to hem to hem the top, leaving enough room for the grommets
Step 4 - Using the template that comes in your package of grommets, draw the circles that you will cut out.
Step 5 - These grommets just snap together, and your circles that you cut out don't have to be perfect for these to work. I was the most worried about that part, but the grommets are very forgiving. Just snap them together on either side of your fabric.
Step 6 - Hang them up and enjoy!
I would eventually like to put a sheer of some kind to cover the entire door area, but our backyard is private enough that no one can see in. So instead of putting a huge long bar all the way across, I just got two small curtain rods to hang each panel on on either side of the door. I got these on sale at Hobby Lobby for $7.99 each! Way cheaper than getting a HUGE LONG curtain rod that wouldn't serve any purpose.
P.S. I moved my couch for this picture because my brown microfiber couch looks PURPLE when being photographed. I don't understand it.
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