Sue Sampson & Ellen DeLucia
Craftsy Instructor

Philadelphia, PA & Southern CT

Hi from Sue Sampson and Ellen DeLucia, the team behind the top-selling line of McCall's Home Dec In A Sec® sewing patterns. It all started 23 years ago when we were juggling babies and decorating our own homes. Sharing a common passion for sewing, we saw the need for commercial sewing patterns for two classic styles that were all the rage at the time: the "Swag and Jabot" and the "Balloon Shade." McCall's quickly signed us on as licensees and ... Read Full Bio »

Sue's Craftsy Classes


Sewing Custom Valances

Learn the secrets for sewing valances! Longtime home decor designers and friends, Sue and Ellen have teamed up to teach you all the steps necessary to create the perfect valance - from choosing the shape, measurements and fabric to board mounting the finished window dressing. You'll learn how to construct a sophisticated, symmetrical valance, as well as a more modern, asymmetric design. You'll also get creative ideas and techniques to personalize your valance with appliqué, trims, piping and more. You can even design with a child in mind, recreating their artwork on a window topper. Get step-by-step instruction on how to achieve perfect pleats, add protective lining and construct a simple mount for each of your versatile valances.

$34.99 $44.99

Sue's Projects

Where to place my trim?
My Sewing Project
Braid Trim Placement on Valance
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