Step 1: To start

First measure your window, then gather the following
Tools & Supplies
- A piece of fabric large enough to cover the window (add an inch on the sides and top and 3 inches to the bottom for hemming)
- Blinds
- Scissors
- Thread
- Needle
- Sewing machine
- sharpie or marking pen of your choice
- Ribbon (optional)
- Hot glue gun

Step 6: Attach the fabric to the blinds chords

Hang your curtain up letting your blinds and fabric hang naturally. Find your marks and hand sew through the fabric and around the cord. Look at the picture for clarification.
sieburth5 years ago
I think you can glue velcro to the top slat and to your fabric, then you could remove and wash the fabric when it gets dirty.

This is a great instructable!  Might solve my window blind and fabric horde problems at the same time!
yeehacmh5 years ago
If you pop out the tabs on the bottom you can cut off these extra slats and re-tie the strings. These instructions come with each miniblind.
dedehmsw5 years ago
great idea. I want to do something similar for grand baby's room but need to be able to clean the curtains. Any idea how to attack to just top of plastic blinds (thinking of making a valance) so that they can be washed?
Fantastic idea! I think I'll try machine stitching a button hole for the cords. The fabric cover is not only nicer looking but a thick fabric (or layers of fabric) can add insulation to the windows, lowering energy costs. So it's not only pretty, but practical.
LinuxH4x0r6 years ago
Smart! You can adjust the opaqueness and everything. Great job!
RSchwark6 years ago
Neat. I guess you could just use heavier Fabric if you wanted more light "blockage" right?
erict (author)  RSchwark6 years ago
You could use heavier fabric or add a second layer, but I prefer to simply adjust the slats to modify how much light gets blocked.