The length of the fabric was just how long I wanted the valance to hang down plus 1 inch (total) for the top and bottom seam allowances. Once my fabric was cut I used it as a pattern to cut the lining the same size.
With both the fabric and lining on top of one another, I folded it in half and cut an arch into the fabric. I cut both pieces at the same time to they would be exactly the same size. (If you were doing two valances, then I would recommend cutting all the pieces together so they would have the same arch.)
Here’s what it looked like after I cut the arch out.
I pinned the lining to the fabric (right sides together) and headed upstairs to my sewing machine.
Here’s what it looked like after sewing. (NOTE: To leave a space for the curtain rod, you can’t just sew around the whole thing. Take a look at the diagram in my last valance tutorial for more info.)
I gave it a good ironing and headed straight to my sister’s house to hang it.
And here’s one more look at the finished product!
This was a fun little valance to make and the whole project took less than an hour!