$2.00 Dollar Store No Sew Pillow Case Valence.

by Karen
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I went to the Dollar Store and saw pillow cases with the perfect print on them for my bathroom. Hmm I thought I bet I can make a valence out of 2 pillow cases.

So I purchased 2 pillow cases and now I began to brainstorm how can I make this into a valence?? I don't have a sewing machine and I'm certainly not going to hand sew.

Then I cut open the pillow case length wise and cut open the side to make one big open piece of fabric.

Next I put the two ends of fabric back together and cut about and inch and a half apart and about 5-6 inches down to make the tabs. You can use a tape measure but who has time for that?? I just eyeballed it and you can't tell.

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I then lined up the tabs. I showed the curtain rod but u don't need it for this step

Next I tied all of the tabs together loosely with a double knot thank goodness because I skipped one and had to start again lol. That's what happens when you are interrupted by the kids.

Then I hung the curtains on the rod and decided I liked the tabs better on the bottom as you would need to sew across the fabric for a rod pocket to keep it in place and as you know I hate to sew lol.

Next I put both curtains on the rod and scrunched them together. I did trim off any loose strings. You can put a few stiches in to hold the two pillow cases together but I just scrunched them together and now I have completed my no sew Dollar Store pillow case valance. Total time about 20 minutes and very easy to do.

Suggested materials:
  • 2 pillow cases and scissors   (The Dollar Store)
  • Curtain Rod   (Dollar General)
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  • Judy Judy on May 02, 2019

    Wouldn’t the hem on the bottom ‘s of the pillow cases work to slide the rod through.Then the other ends are tied.

  • Barbara Smith Barbara Smith on Jul 30, 2019

    So you in up sewing the top part for the rods?

  • Mar84128692 Mar84128692 on Jun 11, 2023

    How did you create the curtain rod with those hooks and big round circles on the end of the rod? We’re you really able to find a curtain rod like this? Then purchase 2 hooks? Thanks it’s lovely…

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  • Dawn Dawn on May 28, 2019

    I'd definitely try it. I'd try tieing both ends

  • Robert G Robert G on Jun 07, 2019

    I have also done this idea with pretty tablecloths and sheets. I love how yours turned out too, now I will keep my eyes out for pretty pillow cases, no sew even through I have a sewing machine in my office, anything that is fast and easy works for me!