Make Thermal, Insulated Blackout Shades

5 Materials
1 Hour
This project is an easy and cost-effective way to temporarily insulate your windows. We're loving these shades so far this winter. It's an excellent solution if your windows aren't that great but you can't replace them.
(Note: For the tutorial, I'm working with a scaled-down version for ease of instruction. Our windows aren't this tiny, thankfully!)
You'll need three types of fabric: blackout fabric, insulated fabric, and regular fabric. Sew the blackout fabric and decorative fabric together with the right sides facing one another. Leave one side open and flip inside out.
Slide your insulating fabric in, then pin and sew the opening shut.
Here is my shade:
To learn more details about this project, you can check out the detailed tutorial at my blog linked below. You can also learn about how I hang and store the shades using no-hole solutions. Oh, and if you like this project, definitely check out my super easy tutorial for a baby blanket—if I can sew it, it only requires minimal sewing skills!

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By Brittany Goldwyn
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  • Sissy Sissy on Dec 28, 2020

    this is one You can now get double pane storm windows for outside ,much cheaper

  • Jared Y. Jared Y. on Dec 29, 2020

    For Quick, easy Large bath towels. Hang over a rod or sew a end for rod insertion. Plus you also have a plush bath or beach towel to use next summer. Wife was against, until she saw the elegant towels I used.