DIY valance – A valance fabric is a rectangular piece of cloth that hangs over the top of a window. By hiding bar curtains and hanging hardware, it serves as an elegant finish that enhances a window. For uniform treatment window, use a decorative fabric such as velvet or brocade in the same tone as the curtains. Choose a fabric in a tone that contrasts with a window to stand out visually.
To DIY valance, Measure the valance rod from one end to the other. Add 4 inches to your needs and make this figure the width of the fabric you will use to make your border. Also determine the length of the border, or how far you want to hang down. Pull the right side of the border fabric down on a table and remove any slack. Use sharp scissors to cut fabric to the desired length and width. Set aside any excess fabric. Create a fold of 1 inch above the bottom long edge of the fabric. Iron the cover to hold it in place, or insert a row of pins through it.
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Sewing folds along all four edges of the rectangular fabric using a seam 5/8. Use a sewing machine and sewing thread matching envelope for each fold in a straight line. Fold the top edge along the fabric by 3 inches. Press the fold along this edge so it is straight before ironing the crease or the insertion of a row of pins through it. Turn the valance right side up on an ironing board and iron the wrinkles across his forehead. Push the DIY valance rod through the sleeve or pocket.