Simple Window Covering for Any Room

Simple Window Covering for Any Room

By Mary Wilkins

This has to be one of the quickest, easiest, most inexpensive window coverings you can possibly make for yourself. If you can sew a straight line, you can easily make these for yourself. All it takes is 2 co-ordinating fabrics, a tension rod and some buttons. The tension rod works on a spring mechanism. There is no hardware to install or holes to be drilled in your woodwork.

Measure the window opening, the inside measurements, not the measurement including the woodwork.

Measure from top to bottom of your window, to this measurement add 1".

Measure from left to right of your window, to this measurement add 1".


Cut your two fabrics to the measurements you have noted including the 1". Place them right sides together.


Stitch along top edge, using straight stitch and 1/2" seam allowance.

Press seam allowance open.

Measure 2" down from top seam. Begin stitching at this point down along one long side, along bottom edge and up other side.

Leave a 6" opening along one of the edges to turn right side out. All seam allowances are 1/2".

Continue stitching until you have reached within 2" of top seam.

Pull fabrics thru 6" opening, gently pushing out corners.

Press fabrics. Hand stitch 6" opening closed.


Find 6 or 9 large buttons to sew on front of your curtain. These buttons will be placed about one half of the way up the covering and again, half way between there and the top. Make sure they are evenly spaced across the width of the covering. If you have specific view problems, place the buttons so they will cover the source.

Sew 1 at each side of the curtain and 1 or more in the middle of the curtain, depending on your width.


Sew your button holes along the botton edge of your curtain, evenly spaced along the width.

Now, you have just created your very own window covering with very little fuss, muss or time.

This particular window covering is on my grandson's window. Wooden buttons would have been just perfect for the finishing touch, but you know what they say about when you need 6 buttons. This treatment can be as masculine or elegant as the fabrics you choose. Prints can be combined with plaids or solid coloured fabrics to show off your creativity. Tassels can be also added or perhaps piping.

About the Author:

Created by Mary Wilkins, mother of 3, grandmother of 6 and editor/owner of . Visit her for more free patterns, projects and advice.

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