I made a dinosaur blanket for my son's room.
I had JUST ENOUGH leftover fabric to make a "valance" to match.
Since I am still LEARNING how to sew, I was worried how it would turn out.
I followed the basic construction of the old valance, and this is how I did it!
I took a 4" wide section of fabric to use for the top of the valance.
Your length will vary based on several things.
Do you want it to gather? If yes, Double the window width.
If you want it to hang straight, use your curtain rod placement as a guide.
My curtain rod was an inch off either side of the window.
36" window + 2 " for curtain rod + 1 " seam allowance = 39 inches of fabric
Fold it in half to create 2" of fabric.
Sew together lengthwise.
I used the presser foot as the guide, to sew as close to the edge as possible.
This created a tube.
Turn the tube inside out.
For the second fabric, use the same calculations for length, with a 1/2 inch hem.
I folded the fabric in and sewed all the way around.
Once that was complete, I sewed the two fabrics together on the wrong side.I also sewed a finishing seam on the front to ensure the dinosaur fabric would lay flat against the tube.
Thread the tube through the curtain rod and admire your work.
I love this, because you can easily modify to your own taste.
If you have any questions, please let me know!