I turned the fabric right side out and inserted a tension rod through the loop I made.
I added my first tension rod to the top of the window frame. You’ll want to adjust the rod’s length slightly bigger than the window so you’ll have good tension to hold your shade up.
Step seven: Add other rods to window.
I added my other two rods to the window frame about 4 inches apart.
Step eight: Pull fabric over rods.
Now comes the fun part, setting up your shades! I pulled my fabric up and over the middle rod and let it drape down. Then I did the same thing with the bottom rod. This part took some playing with until I found the right rod spacing and draping, so just play with it until you like the way it looks!
Step nine: (optional) Pin and iron.
My freshly-hung curtains weren’t laying flat like I wanted, so I pinned all of the folds and very carefully removed the top rod from the window with the shade attached. I ironed over the folds to make a nice crease and hung them back on the rods.
Step ten: Pat yourself on the back!
I removed all the pins and marveled at my gorgeous, custom, faux DIY roman shade!
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