Main Tutorial used:
Cre8tive Design's How to make a tailored valance
I didn't cover the boards in white fabric before attaching my batik because I'm lazy and no one would be standing under them looking up at the unfinished wood. I'm all about saving time.
My fabric was also 14 in wide, so I just left it as is and hemmed the one end. I stapled the other end to the boards without hemming it since my valances were going to be right up against the ceiling and no one would see a raw edge.
Also, staple guns are awesome. What else can I make with these things?!?!