I sewed these valances for the kitchen a few weeks ago. It took several trips to the fabric store (special order, trim, backing) and a lot of help from Ed to get them mounted. I had found a picture of some curtains I liked, and tried to figure out how to sew them. I finally found a pattern online and ordered it. The secret is to scallop the TOP edges. Then, when you hang them on the rods they drape soft and pretty. I think they turned out really nice.