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Window Refresh: Valances Made Simple

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Make any room more inviting by sewing window valances that complement your decor. Get the perfect balance of chic and cozy with professional results.

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Jennifer Davenport
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

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  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Update your home decor by learning how to make a valance in a variety of styles. Interior designer and DIY blogger Jennifer Davenport shows you how to make professional-looking window treatments — even if you're new to home decor sewing! Begin by learning which fabric and linings to use. Then, you'll choose complementary fabric to design a rolled valance. For a more relaxed style, Jennifer shows you the steps to sew a gathered swag valance. After that, you'll get tips for sewing a classic box-pleat valance. You can even add fabric buttons for a designer-inspired touch! Finish the class by learning how to measure, match, cut and repeat large patterns for a pleated swag valance. Plus, Jennifer explains how to mount or hang any valance on different sizes of windows.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Planning Your Valance
Meet your instructor Jennifer Davenport and get started designing custom valances for your home! Learn the best uses for valances and how to pick the right fabric and lining for your design. Then, learn how to measure your window and understand your hardware options for mounting.
2. Starting the Rolled Valance
3. Finishing the Rolled Valance
4. Swag Valance
5. Starting the Box-Pleat Valance
6. Finishing the Box-Pleat Valance
7. Pleated Swag Valance

Recommended with this class

  • Wood boards and dowel
  • Staple gun
  • L-shaped brackets

Taught by

Jennifer  Davenport
Jennifer Davenport
Jennifer Davenport is an interior designer and home decor blogger. Her passion for decorating led her to start her own design business, JD Designs. In 2008, she received the Parade of Homes' People's Choice award for "Best Decorated Home." To help others create their own perfect space, she writes a weekly design column for her local paper.

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