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Get versatile views by creating custom valances in this accessible home decor class with designers Sue Sampson and Ellen DeLucia.
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|Style||Romantic, Victorian / Steampunk, Hipster, Retro / Vintage, Mod, Classic|
What materials did you use? Fabric Roc-Lon Blackout Drapery Lining White, 28 Inch 1 x 4, Sewing Machine, Serger, staple gun, and patience....lol
What are you most proud of? Accomplishing the window treatment. Also, I am proud of the point that I am starting to feel more comfortable with prints and colors other then black and white. My biggest accomplishment was learning how to read a pattern. This was my first project using a pattern. Generally, I design my own patterns or do patterns with written instructions and photos.
What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make sure if you are using a material that has a pattern repeat in it, make sure you have lots of extra, as well as draw the pattern pieces out before you cut. My material was a little on the expensive side. I used a lot of material, where if I would have taken my own advise, I would have plenty left over for the other windows, Unfortunately, I have to buy more. Test you fabric swatch on serger and sewing machine for tension, pressure foot and stitch width,. I ran into a problem with my Jacquard material. The serger wanted to eat it, and it pulled it further in then what I wanted. Jacquard material is weaved, sort of like embroidery, so, if it catches the threads it can run and pull and distort the material. Take your time and plan out your Valance and drapes, Ask plenty of questions if they arise in the class. They answer them promptly.