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.
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.
Learn the anatomy of a rolled valance and how to pick the right complementary patterns and colors. Then, learn Jennifer's trick for pulling strings to find the perfect cutting line and learn some of Jennifer's favorite variations on bows, ties and buckles to hold the valance together.
Sew your rolled valance using Jennifer's technique for hiding the finished seam. Then press the edges into a perfect corner. Finally follow Jennifer's tips for mounting the valance to fit your window and attach the ties for a finished look. Mix it up with buckles, ribbons or rope to fit your style!
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