For the past several months, we have been remodeling our home, and I’ve had a difficult time finding curtains for my kitchen. I have searched the internet and every home improvement store and home decorating store in town and I haven’t had any luck in finding something that I love. Finally I told my husband that I’d make my own curtains. I don’t sew and I struggle with loading a bobbin on my sewing machine, but I was ready for the task. I was planning to make “no-sew valances,” and I’m so excited about the finished product.
This DIY was super fun and easy. You only need a few supplies and your favorite material to create curtains or valances for any room in a flash!
- Material – Be sure to measure your windows and add extra for the material to gather
- Stitch Witchery
Step 1 – Cut the material to fit the window (for my kitchen slider that is approximately 80” I purchased 2.5 yards of material)
Step 2 – Fold the vertical ends of the material in about 1”
Step 3 – Place the Stitch Witchery between the fabric and iron. This will seal the fold on the ends
Step 4 – Fold the top of the fabric (this will be the fold that the curtain rod will go through. Be sure to ensure the head of the curtain rod will fit)
Step 5 – Place the Stich Witchery between the fabric and iron. (Place the iron on the material for approximately 10 seconds for the fabric’s to bond
Step 6- Repeat step 5 for the bottom of the valance
Tags: curtains, decor, home, sewing
Jennifer Hodges is a Southern belle at heart, however, she does bleed green. A native of North Carolina, she has lived in Michigan since 1998. When not crafting, Jennifer is the Media Director at M3 Group. She loves spending time with her family, camping and singing lots of karaoke.