A shade panel like this one can filter harsh sunlight, making your porch or patio more livable during all parts of the day. Sew4Home shows how you can make one. Make some decorative pillows or cover cushions in the same (or coordinating) fabric to create a pulled together look for your outdoor space.
Click the link below for their tutorial:
Outdoor Hanging Shade Screen: Fabric Depot, by Sew4Home
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