Sewing Custom Valances

with Sue Sampson and Ellen DeLucia

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Get versatile views by creating custom valances in this accessible home decor class with designers Sue Sampson and Ellen DeLucia. Read More…

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Class Rating

(21 reviews)

rated 5 stars

Awesome Teachers!

This class is so great and helpful and I can't wait to make all my own drapes and valances! I wish they had more home dec classes on craftsy!!!!!

Vickie Armstrong
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Window Treatments September 20, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed this class. I have sewn custom valances before, but always like to learn more and I found Sue and Ellen to be very helpful. Their layout tips and construction tips were extremely beneficial. I also loved the workroom set-up advice. Excellent!!! Would love to see a drapery workshop too. I am looking forward to constructing new valance treatments for my kitchen.

rated 5 stars

Very Informative

rated 5 stars


I thoroughly loved this class, and I learned how to make valances. Finally, easy to follow directions and patterns. Ladies, please give us a class to add to this great one!
Thank you,

rated 5 stars

Great class!

I really learned a lot from this class. The videos are excellent and if you have a question, Sue/Ellen answer it very quickly - usually within 24 hours. I think my end result (power room valance) is very professional looking, and I attribute that to all the things I learned from Sue and Ellen. Thank you for a great class.

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Included with this class:

McCall's Window Valances Pattern (select symmetrical or asymmetrical pattern). more info

McCall's Window Valances Pattern (select symmetrical or asymmetrical pattern)

McCall's Symmetrical Window Valances Pattern 5286:

McCall's Window Valances Pattern 5286 is a classic symmetrical pleated valance style, with equal sized sections between pleats across the valance. This pattern provides straight, arched or scalloped bottom edge variations and also includes directions for forming ?trumpet? pleats for a totally different look. This pattern was designed for 30?-132? (76- 330 cm) window widths.

McCall's Asymmetrical Window Valances Pattern 6299:

McCall's Window Valances Pattern 6299 is for an asymmetrical valance, meaning the side sections are narrower in width than the center section. There are straight, arched, and scalloped bottom edge variations and angled side options. In addition, you can make your own quilted fabric to use as the Face Fabric. Instructions are also included for creating a unique Bird and Branch applique. This pattern was designed for 28?-70? window widths, and in Sewing Custom Valances, you will learn how to expand this pattern for windows up to 100? wide (254 cm).

Patterns ship directly from McCall's. Please allow 14 business days for U.S. shipments (please allow extra time for international shipments).

For $44.99 You Get:

  • 10 HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • A valance pattern and guidelines for measuring windows and adjusting for fit
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers from Sue and Ellen in our virtual classroom
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