How can I DIY a simple awning?

I have a lot of outdoor fabric that I would love to use in an awning. I have a small wooden deck (4x6) with wooden railings. I need a simple design for an awning that I can leave up most of the year and remove in the winter. I'm a 67 year old widow, so SAFE AND SIMPLE for a handy, but old lady would be welcome!
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