Interior Window Awning

Add unique detail to an interior window with an awning.

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Window treatments like this can make the mudroom a stylish space.

Materials and Tools

fabric cut to size
café curtain rod with no return
curtain rod with a 6" return
hot glue gun
pins
sewing machine
scissors
iron-on interfacing
decorative trim

Steps:

1. Cut the fabric to desired size. Attach the iron-on interfacing, according to the manufacturer's instruction, to the back of the fabric.

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2. Cut a notch into the edge of the material to create the café 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.

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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 café rod pocket.

6. Install the café 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 six-inch return. It should fit snuggly within the pleated dart of the awning. The space between the café rod and the six-inch return rod is four inches shorter (the length of the scallop) than the amount of window you want to cover.

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