Remember our bathroom remodel that I talked about way back when? Well it is done. It has been done for months and months but I have two projects holding everything up for the reveal. One is that we had a problem with the lights and I haven’t found new ones that I like, the other hold up was a window treatment. The window has a white roman shade on it, but it really needed some sort of fabric to soften up the space. I keep vowing that once those two projects are done, I will finally take pictures and share the bathroom. Someday soon…I swear.
No Sew is definitely the name of my game. I love a quick easy project that can be done in minutes and have made two no sew bench cushions in the past. Go here for my DIY No Sew Bench Cushion and here for my DIY Window Seat Bookcase with Cushion. Both posts have been really popular, so you all must be no sew fans too! Not only is this project easy, but you only need a minimal amount of fabric, so this project cost me less than four dollars!
If you are shopping at Joanne’s, ask them where the Waverly fabrics are. At my store, they are in the back. I think these fabrics are much nicer than the ones they have along the big wall of fabric. They are a heavier material and hang much nicer! Make sure to use your 40% off coupon!
Here is all you need!
Hem Tape, I like stitch witchery
Fabric, half a yard should be fine, unless you have a massive window
1. Begin by measuring your window and the size that you want your valance to be. Add 1 inch on each side to allow for the hem. Then cut off any excess you have on your fabric.
2. Lay your fabric out and iron it well. You don’t want to have to take it back down to smooth it out later!
3. Begin by folding down about 1 inch of fabric on all four sides. Iron those flaps down in order to make a nice crease for hemming later. Double check the size of your curtain rod as well because you need to make sure that your top flap is wide enough to allow for the rod to pass through.
4. Set your iron to whatever temperature the instructions on your hem tape instructs. Lift your folded hem and put a piece of hem tape cut to size at the bottom of the flap. Make sure that your flap bottom and the hem tape are lined up and no hem tape is sticking out. Don’t forget to double check that your curtain rod can fit through.
5. Lay a dish towel over the hem and iron each section, holding the iron there for about 10 seconds. Again, double check what your hem tape’s instructions are.
6. You need to cut a little square out of the two side pieces at the top where they meet the top hem so that you don’t close in your pocket for the rod. Just cut out the fabric that will overlap the top hem. Then go ahead and iron the side pieces down. After I do the two sides, I always put it on the rod to double check the length before I finish up the bottom. When you have double checked the length, go ahead and finish the bottom.
I hope these instructions made sense. It really is super easy to make this Easy DIY No Sew Window Valance! Please ask if you have any questions!