One-hour window valance

I receive a lot of requests for details on my green kitchen valance, so today I thought I would share the tutorial on how you can make your own in just one hour.

Green-DIY-window-valance

I originally shared this tute about two years ago, but since I’m replacing this valance with my one-hour napkin curtains and I have a new idea for spring curtains, I wanted to offer the instructions one last time.

The green fabric came from JoAnn Fabric & Craft Store. To create the valance, I began by measuring and marking the length and width I needed, remembering to add an extra inch on the sides for hemming and two extra inches at the top for the fold that the curtain rod slips through.

Measuring-top-fold

To create the triangular design, I marked the center of the fabric (near the bottom), and then marked two more points five inches on either side of the center point. Two inches up from those points, I marked two dots and then connected the center dot with the two higher dots on either side.

Triangle

After that, I used this handy placemat to create an even, half-circle shape on either side of my “triangle.”

Placemat

When I felt I had a (fairly) symmetrical piece marked, I cut it out. (Disclaimer: All the sewing I do is amateur at best. I don’t follow very many “rules.” Usually, my sewing projects involve a lot of sweating, a ton of marking and re-marking, and a finished product that looks OK from a distance. :))

Cut out

I sewed a hem on the sides of the fabric first. This is important.

Sewing sides first

Then I sewed the top fold (for the curtain rod to slip through). After that, I pinned the hem for the semi-circle portion and slowly sewed the hem.

Pinning round spots

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s the final product – nothing super fancy, but a little out-of-the-ordinary, which I like.

Finished

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There you have it … another one-hour curtain project. Enjoy!

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