If you have double deck glass doors, you may be wondering what kind of window treatment works and looks best with them. I ran into the same dilemma in the living room of our new residence. Hanging a rod above the door frame would leave me with curtains hanging in the way every time I opened the door. That is why I decided whatever went up there needed to be contained within each door. I ended up altering regular 84 inch curtains and using tension rods for the perfect solution. Want to see how?
Curtains about 2 times wider than the glass in the door at least 3 inches longer than the glass
Tension rods that fit inside the window (I got 22-36 inch rods at Target for my 24.5 inch wide glass)
Iron and ironing board
Pencil or chalk for marking fabric
Measure the length of the window and cut curtains to 3 inches longer than that length.
Fold 3 inches from the bottom of the curtains back and iron to make a hem (the hem will be at the length of the glass).
Pin in place and sew all the way across the width of the curtain. This doesn’t need to be perfect, or even close, since the curtains will be bunched up around the rod and the seam won’t be visible.
Hang with tension rods in the top and bottom and you are done!
If you don’t want to or can’t use a sewing machine, follow the instructions but use Liquid Stitch or Stitch Witchery to secure.
You can do this with a piece of fabric at least six inches longer than your glass by sewing a 3 inch seam at the top and bottom, instead of using curtains. I just happened to have the curtains on hand.
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