Add a little pizzazz to windows by adding an awning -- inside. — Materials and Tools
Fabric cut to size
Cafe curtain rod with no return
Curtain rod with a 6-inch return
1. Cut the fabric to desired size. Attach the iron-on interfacing, according to the manufacturer's instruction, to the back of the fabric.
2. Cut a notch into the edge of the material to create the cafe rod pocket.
3. To create the rod pocket, turn the fabric interfacing side up. Fold over toward the notch edge section to meet up with the full awning edge for a seam-allowance width. Pin it down and stitch all the way across.
4. For the two side panels, cut triangle shapes with a bottom edging. Along the edge you will need a seam allowance for stitching. Pin the seam allowances. Stitch along the seam allowance to attach the triangle sides.
5. Add decorative trim, stitching along the edge and up the sides. Use the hot-glue gun to finish off the trim along the edge of the cafe rod pocket.
6. Install the cafe rod hardware above the window. Insert the rod into the pocket and attach to wall.
7. Install the hardware for the bottom curtain rod with the 6-inch return. It should fit snuggly within the pleated dart of the awning. The space between the cafe rod and the 6-inch return rod is 4 inches shorter (the length of the scallop) than the amount of window you want to cover.
(Distributed by Scripps Howard News Service, shns.com)