The Society of American Miniaturists (S.A.M.) held a workshop in February 2013 to make a "Treasured Collectables" shop or Antique Shop. It came with a nice awning but I wanted to modify it slightly. Included below is a brief tutorial on how to make the awning. I was inspired by photos I found on the internet of a Laduree confectioners shop in France.
The lower frame (rectangle shaped) has 2 long and 2 short pieces. The shorter frame piece measurements are hard to see in the photo but they are 1" long by 3/8" high. Glue two longer pieces to the inside of the shorter pieces. The final depth of the finished frame is 1 inch (the width of the short piece). The two pieces in the lower left of Photo 1 (marked 7/8 x 3/8) are braces for inside the rectangle to keep it's shape (see photo 2 background). Glue those in. Cut the 3 skinny strips - they will be used later.
Then trace the pattern on the fabric with pencil then go over it with a thin glue line - again to prevent fraying. After it's dry you can cut on the pencil line.