A couple of weeks ago I shared with you about how I wanted to make over my kitchen as simply and inexpensively as I could. I started with making a valance over the kitchen window. I then decided, being I had enough material leftover, to make a valance over the doorwall. The rod was already up from the curtains that hung there when we bought the house. The rod is wide, so I had to go at making this valance a little differently than the one over the kitchen window.
I Wanted the valance to be 18″ long. 3 1/2″ is for the rod. I cut 4 – 25″ lengths of material, matched the pattern, made french seams, and sewed the side seams by folding 1/4″ and then 1/2″. For the top, I folded it down 1/4″ and then folded it down 4″ for the rod. I hemmed it up and I was done. It is exactly 2x’s the window size and fits perfectly! Sorry I couldn’t show you a picture. The sun kept shinning through and the picture wouldn’t show the valance. I used 2.77 yards of fabric. The total for both the kitchen window and the doorwall was 4.86 yards of fabric. I had enough left over for hot pads, napkins, table runner and other little extras. My kitchen now looks a little brighter. Happy sewing! Kathryn
Note: Sorry about the photos. I couldn’t get them into the post the way I wanted them. Not sure why.