Homemade Thermal Window Shades

Simple, money-saving thermal window shades made from insulated fabric with Velcro edging keeps temperatures moderate and eliminates window heat waste.



Thermal Window Shades
Homemade thermal window shades can be as decorative as they are functional. When Velcro strips are used as fasteners, the quilted shades can be placed on the windows without interfering with existing drapes or shutters.
Photo by Mike Westbrook and MOTHER EARTH NEWS staff
Velcro Straps
A close-up view demonstrates how the Velcro strips are placed on the window frame.
Photo by Mike Westbrook and MOTHER EARTH NEWS staff
Sleeping Bag
When not needed as a window treatment, this shade becomes a snuggly quilted sleeping bag for the baby.
Photo by Mike Westbrook and MOTHER EARTH NEWS staff
Design Variations
The design variations are limited only by your imagination. Here, a cattail appliqué dresses up the Westbrooks' bedroom window shade.
Photo by Mike Westbrook and MOTHER EARTH NEWS staff











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