DIY Kitchen Awning

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I’ve been wanting to make an awning for my kitchen but was a bit intimated by the sewing that it would require.  If you remember, I’m a bit of a newbie at sewing.  But I got it done and am thrilled with the results. SOOOO, check out my latest sewing/DIY/home decor project.

DIY Kitchen Awning
Kitchen Awning
The valences before were not awful…just not awesome.  Sometimes I don’t even know I need a change until the change takes
place and I wonder why I didn’t do it sooner!!

The window before was just kinda bland and needed something to tie the two sets of cabinets together.  I’m so glad the awning fixed both of those issues.
It was really easy to make too.  All I did was cut my material to size and then hemmed three sides.  At the top of the material, I made the curtain rod opening.  The size of this will depend on the size of your curtain rod.
I wanted a little fancy at the bottom of the awning,
so I sewed on this decorative braid.

To hang the awning , all you need is two suspension rods.  Feed the awning through the opening you created at the top of the material.

Then just drape it over the second suspension rod.

I love it!  What a big difference something so simple can make.
DIY Kitchen Awning

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  1. This is adorable!

  2. Looks SEW awesome! :)

  3. Great Job! I am pinning this…it would be a great look for my sewing room. Great tutorial Thanks!

  4. I love your coffee corner! The awning looks amazing! I’m your newest follower and would love it if you would follow me at

  5. Wow! I love this! And I love the idea of having a “coffee corner!” So cute!

  6. Nice tutorial. It looks great.

  7. Oh. my. goodness.!! This is SOO cool. We have a blank window right now, and I just bought some fabric, but I’m just not 100% sold on a valance. I hope I can get my hubby to go for this. It would fit perfectly. Ty so much!

  8. Looks awesome! Thanks for the tutorial! Visiting from Delightful Order linky party!

  9. I love how it adds a bistro feel to your kitchen! Very inspiring. Stopping by from TT&J’s party.

  10. AWESOME Awning! Glad to see a newbie sewer can do it. There’s hope for me :)


  11. this is so cool.. I wish I was that talented hehe… I found you on the link parties.. I am your newest follower.. If you would like to check out my blog to that would be so great, and follow me back and facebook too. I will be doing free giveaways here shortly on clothing and mineral makeup..


  12. Wonderful! What a great way to add a touch of whimsy to your kitchen. Paired with your Coffee Corner sign, it seems to create a cafe-like atmosphere. I’d be thrilled if you came and linked this up to the Head to Head Showdown, going on right now at

  13. Amazing! What a great job! Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  14. Window Treatments are what I do for a living and you should give yourself a big pat on the back!! You did a great job!!
    I hope your success encourages you to sew more and if you ever have any sewing questions, contact me and I will be happy to walk you through it.
    Keep sewing, Jules

  15. This is geneous!
    Please come share at:

  16. Wonderful job, I didn’t think it could be so simple :-)

  17. You did do a beautiful job! Stopping by via Creative Blogger Party Hop

  18. What a cute idea! Your awning looks so professionally done too:) God bless x

  19. Over here from the frugal girls! Love this idea! The kitchen in the house I am moving to next summer has set up in the kitchen, I can’t wait to do this!

  20. caught this from Frugal girls as well. Love this idea, sharing on Pinterest with my friends.

  21. Hi Carrie! I just noticed this post by The Frugal Girls. I was wondering how you would do produce this look if I didn’t have cabinets next to the windows? I have only one window in my kitchen surrounded by cabinetry. Looking forward to reading through your posts!


  22. Love this! It is so cute and coffeeshopish…i think i just coined a new word : ) I dont sew at all, but I think I could do a straight line. I discovered your blog and an one of your newest followers. Im new to this blogging thing, but would love it if you would join me at my place at

  23. Hi Jenna,
    I am really not sure that this can be produced without cabinets next to the windows, unless there is a wall on one side and a cabinet on the other (like my coffee corner) or walls or cabinets on both sides.

  24. This awning is perfect for my kitchen window, with the sun setting on the west side. This is just what I needed to shade out some of the evening sun. Thanks a bunch!

  25. Great idea! thanks for giving me an idea on what to design my new kitchen. thanks for the great share.:)

  26. This idea is for me and my kitchen. Thank you so much for these thorough directions & pics!

  27. Anonymous says:

    I love it!! I am re-vamping my kitchen to a bistro/cafe style and I want an awning over the kitchen window and wa la!

    Thanks for Sharing!

  28. Clicked through to this post from your sidebar and I am lovin’ this idea! This would work perfectly in my kitchen! I can hardly wait to search for the right fabric and get this done- thanks for a unique, easy, perfect project! Yours looks fabulous!

  29. I don’t have a sewing maching…yet, but my friend uses no sew heming stuff. She says it works just as good as sewing. I am 100% doing this!! Awesome idea.

  30. So cute! It really is amazing how you don’t realize how badly you need a change until after the change takes place!

  31. This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
    Live every Wednesday to Sunday.
    Hosted by: Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off Dana @ This Silly Girl’s Life
    We hope to see you there!

  32. I’ve thought about making an awning curtain and i love how yours looks!!!!! Stop in

  33. This is so charming & love how simple it is. You’ve been featured at this week’s party. Stop by & grab a Featured On button. Thanks for linking to the Craftastic Monday party at Sew Can Do!

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  35. Sylvit says:

    Love this idea. Can you please tell me how much material you used? How long is your awning ?

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