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DIY window treatments

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Step one

Measure your window. Cut the fabric down to the size of the window, leaving two extra inches to the height. (NOTE: If you are making shades for more than one window, chances are you can make two window shades out of your bedsheet by measuring before you cut.) Fold over all four sides of the fabric, making the narrowest hem possible (about 1/4 inch), iron and stitch flat.