Thrifty Thursday #6
This Thursday I've got something that ANYONE can do, and I mean it. As long as you can operate a standard electric iron, you can complete this project. Earlier this week I posted about some curtains I helped a friend make for her living room, well I came home and HAD to make some of my own.
I went to Wal-Mart and found fabric that I loved to pieces for our guest bedroom. It was just perfect. I only got half a yard of the fabric because I only wanted to make a valance out of this particular fabric, I have other plans for the curtain panels.
The fabric costs me right about $4.00 and I picked up some Stitch Witchery while at Wal-Mart also, this put my total spending on this project at a whopping $6.00!
I got home and plugged in my iron. Be sure to set your iron on 'Wool' and turn on the steam. We quickly found out that without the steam, this just doesn't work!
I laid out the fabric right side down. Cut a strip of stitch witchery the length of one side of the valance, I started with the bottom. Fold the fabric on the side you chose back so that you see the pattern, place the stitch witchery between the fold you just created.
Iron over the fold. Hold the iron on the fold for about 10 seconds, lift up the iron and move it over then repeat. The directions says no to slide the iron. I'm not sure what happens when you do slide it but, I wasn't willing to find out what would!
Repeat the same step on three other sides. Be sure to save the top for last. Be sure to iron down the corners that overlap.
For the top, you will do the same as you have for the sides except this one will be a little bit larger. You must allow room for the curtain rod to get through. Make sure the stitch witchery is at the bottom of the fold, so that you can get the rod completely through the pocket you're creating.
There you have it, a valance in less than 20 minutes! I am in love love love with Stitch Witchery...be on the lookout for it in my future posts, I am sure it will make an appearance! Check out how the valance looks on the window
All this for only $6 and 20 minutes, I'd say that's pretty thrifty!