Check out my new kitchen window valance.
I like to switch mine up now and again, just for fun. This is the window above my sink that overlooks our deck and backyard. Therefore, I like just a valance there to allow more natural light in my kitchen. I had bought a piece of this graphic print home decor fabric from Goodwill for @$2. (It’s actually a Waverly fabric called Groovy Grille) Oh, and if you recognize the framed Easter bunnies, I made these last week–check out this post to see how.
Making a basic valance is pretty easy and would actually be a good project for a beginning sewer.
Here’s the steps I took to make the valance:
First off, choose a fabric and cut it so that it is @18″ wide and nearly twice the width as your window.
Fold each edge in 1/4″, then another 1/4″ and sew a straight stitch along all 4 sides. This will nicely hem up all of the raw edges.
From what will be the top of your valance, fold down 3-4″ towards the back and pin.
From the fold you just made, sew a straight line about 1″ from the top of the fold and another straight line about 2″ below that. You may want to change those numbers depending on how wide your curtain rod is. This will create a pocket for your curtain rod to slide through.
That’s it. Pretty basic, huh?
Set it up in your window and enjoy the view!