Now that the big pieces were completed, I could turn to the fluff, which included window treatments. I had just enough fabric left over from my chair make-over to sew a simple valance. And I mean REALLY simple.
All I did was measure the interior width of my window and added about an inch to each side and about 4 inches to the bottom for hemming and attachment. HOWEVER, you could easily use a table runner or even a rectangular scarf for your curtain, letting the ‘tails’ hang, OR you could just rip the fabric to size. Either option eliminates the sewing.
(A note about hemming: I turned the sides under a half inch, pressed, turned under another half inch, and then sewed a seam. For the hem, I turned under about ½ inch and then turned under an additional 2 inches or so and finished up with a blind hem stitch. You could, of course, sew a simple top-stitch seam here.)
The rest is easy. I took a couple scraps of oak (about 3/4" by 1/4" thick) cut to fit the inside measurement of my window. I stapled the curtain to the wood and then tacked the wood into place inside my window frame. HOWEVER, I’m thinking you could attach your valance with sticky-back Velco too.
Tomorrow’s post: art supply shelf