Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Nursery Makeover Part 2: Orange Curtain

My sweet mom made a cute valence curtain that I followed the basic pattern of to make this orange curtain.
Here's how to if you want to try it yourself:
Cut out 2 equal lengths of fabric. Mine each measured 22" x 50" (you could make it shorter if you like, it will just affect how 'bunchy' the valence is)
Place both pieces right side together and sew 1/2 inch seam along width edge to make one long piece of fabric. (Once put together, mine measured roughly 22" by 99")
Iron open the seam you just made. Then, stitch a 1/4 or 1/2 inch seam around entire piece of fabric.
Fold over one length of the fabric 3 1/2 inches. Stitch along the bottom of this fold. THen, Stitch another seam 2 inches closer to the folded edge. This gives you a space to put your curtain rod through.
Quick and easy way to add a splash of color.


  1. Buff you're seriously going to have to teach me this this summer! Chase has given me an allowance for decorating and revamping the house while he's gone to keep me occupied and I want to do a white valence in our kitchen! So glad you got skillz!

  2. Chuck and Julie BrowneFebruary 26, 2010 at 6:07 AM

    Where did you find your fabric?

  3. Julie, I found it on sale at JoAnnes. Super cute.