I love when a good plan comes out better than you envisioned it! That is how my Guest Bedroom makeover turned out, thanks in part to a No Sew Scarf Valance.
I won a gift certificate from the Online Fabric store over a year ago and I fell in love with this fabric, Silver Sequin Embroidered Organza and figured this is the fabric I would use in my guest bedroom. I had the fabric before I had any other thing for this space. Well, the fabric ended up being the perfect window accessory and it completed the space.
I started by hanging a string to get a general measurement for how much fabric I would need.
My Rip-Cut ruler came in handy for helping me to cut a straight line. I measured the length I needed for the scarf valance and cut.
I used this fabric bond to make my no-sew seam. This worked perfectly for the sheer material. It is very hard to sew sheer material without the fabric bunching.
I used a damp cloth between the iron and the fabric, just as the instructions stated. I needed to use my iron on the highest setting and I used full steam, you will need to start low and see what setting will work best for your material and iron.
I trimmed up the extra material and they were ready to hang. It was that simple!
I started by folding the scarf in half so I could find the center of the material and began to gather the material.
Once the fabric is gathered in the center, place on the sconce or drapery rod.
Secure with a cable tie, not too tight so you can adjust the fabric as needed. So sorry for the blurry photo.
I used a thin piece of the trimmed fabric to tie around the edge of the no-sew border. Once gathered and tied it looks like a rosette on the end of the scarf valance. It is the small touches that create the biggest impact. You can also see how I made my own DIY sconces to hang the scarf valance for under $60.