Window Coverings for French Doors?

How can I make my French doors more private?

By jandipalermo from Nashville, TN


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November 8, 20110 found this helpful
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You could use tension rods and bed sheets to make something quick-measure the windows in the doors top to bottom.

Add eight inches to that number then cut that amount from the bed sheet.

Run a 1/2" seam line 1/2" at top and bottom of the cut panel, then use an iron to press a fold using that 1/2" as a guideline, then fold over again and press. Take the panel back to the sewing machine, and run another guideline seam this time three inches at top and bottom, fold and press on this line.

Take the panel back to the sewing machine and carefully (slowly:) run two seams on the folded down parts. The first line of stitching should be along the fold, using the edge of the foot as your guide, then run the second line of stitching at the bottom of the folded down bit to finish creating your casing for the tension rods to fit through.


The line of stitching closest to the actual fold will give some stiffness to the casing, it looks very nice and causes the casing to look professional, giving a sort of header look to the end result.

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November 8, 20110 found this helpful

I made Roman Shades for our daughter's french doors. They were very easy, very inexpensive and looked great. I got step-by-step instructions off. DYI. I used a heavy material that would keep out the sun and, of course, made them a couple inches wider on each side of the glass. Hope this helps.

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