We priced a new blind and cried. $200 for a custom fit.
So, we lived with the window uncovered for way too long until I finally decided to face my fears and try a no-sew window treatment.
By the way, I really wish I could sew!!! I signed up for a sewing class years ago with some co-workers. Right before the class, one of them asked me if I had a sewing machine. I said, "No, what do I need that for?"
I'm hopeless. Never went to the class.
But, I can handle some liquid stitch. I have looked at so many blogs over the years and vowed to try window treatments, but never have. I finally took the plunge.
I found some fabric on the clearance rack that would work (I actually wanted a different (more fun) fabric, but there wasn't enough of it.) Eric went back to H*obby Lobby and found this stripe fabric and sent me a text with the picture. When I found out the price, I loved it. (Funny how that happens).
I wanted my treatment to look like a roman shade, but it didn't need to work. So, I used this method by Richella. Richella's blog is Imparting Grace - love her blog!)
I used liquid stitch to 'hem' all the sides .... then 'glued' the ends together.
It definitely serves the purpose of blocking the sun, but not completely covering the window.
The whole process took less than an hour. Now, I'm inspired to do more. I'm going to make some panels for my bonus room this weekend.
Who needs a sewing machine, right?