No Sew Kitchen Valances in 5 Easy Steps

Have you ever fallen in love with a fabric before? I have. Playing around on pinterest one day I found a link to the fabric I would soon fall in love with. It’s from Hawthorne Threads and it’s called Bee Sweet in the Morning. I instantly ordered 2 yards not knowing exactly what I would make.

No Sew Kitchen Valances

Fast forward 2 months and buying a house later, I have lots of new windows that need curtains. It just so happens, I have just the fabric for my teal and yellow themed kitchen! It’s funny how things work out isn’t it? This is what I tell myself, at least.

The only problem is my sewing machine is still packed away, and I did NOT have the patience to wait another day to use my lovely fabric. My mama told me about heat bond long ago, and I knew it would work. All you need is a measuring tape, fabric, heat bond, and an iron.

No Sew Kitchen Valances

First things first, you need to get the measurements of your windows. I knew I wanted valances that were the exact width of my windows. Our windows are 32″ wide so the width I needed to cut 36″ – 2 extra inches on each side for the hem. For the length I held my measuring tape up the top of the rod and ran it down until it was at a length I liked. that ended up being 19″ – so the length I needed to cut was 23″. In a nutshell, whatever your measurements are be sure to add 4″ for the hem.

The rest took just 5 easy steps and in about 30 minutes I had 2 valances in my lovely fabric for my new kitchen! Here’s the steps:

 

1.Take what will be the bottom of the valance and fold the fabric in about a half inch and iron.

2.iron your heat bond over that fold for about 10 seconds. Slowly rip off the paper from the heat bond

No Sew Kitchen Valances

3.fold your fabric to the top of the heat bond and iron again.

4.repeat on both sides of the valance leaving only the top with a raw edge. your corners will look like this when you’re done . . .

No Sew Kitchen Valances

5.Place your heat bond about 6 inches from the top and repeat steps 1-3 to that leaving a loop for your curtain rod. Be sure any decorate knobs can be removed or that your loop is big enough to get them through before you iron the fabric together.

You’re all done! Hang and enjoy!

No Sew Kitchen Valances

 

 

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Bex is Hoosier girl, wifey to Scott, aunt to 7 handsome guys and 2 gorgeous gals, popcorn eater, makeup lover, and target shopper by day. She has a passion for frugally creating pretty things from the inside out and sharing those with others. When she sees a recipe, she instantly wants to know how to make it healthier … unless it’s cake or popcorn then she just wants to eat it. And when she sees a neglected piece of furniture or décor she instantly wants to show it some love and make it as pretty as it used to be. Bex blogs over at Butcher’s Niche about all things cooking, crafting, fashion, beauty, and life.

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