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Bathroom Window Treatment

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Sewing Custom Valances taught by Sue Sampson and Ellen DeLucia

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

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Category Sewing
Type Home Decor
Style Romantic, Retro / Vintage, Hipster, Mod, Classic, Victorian / Steampunk
KellyDannemann on craftsy.com

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

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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.

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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.

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You did a beautiful job! You must be very pleased! It looks so straight and tidy!

02/02/2013 Flag

This looks like a whole new room! Well done!

02/02/2013 Flag

Thank you!! Yours was awesome too, I appreciate the photos you posted, helped me understand the corners more.:)

02/03/2013 Flag

Very nice!!!

02/03/2013 Flag

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02/03/2013 Flag

Your fabric may have been expensive but it was worth it for the finished result. Looks great with your shower curtain.

06/20/2013 Flag

Got it at fabric.com, was only 7.94 per yard, thank you so much,, I like to design on a dime, Shower curtain was 9.99 walmart.. Fabric warehouse is another great place as well as Denver Fabrics, You can find good quality at less the price.

12/01/2013 Flag

Got it at fabric.com, was only 7.94 per yard, thank you so much,, I like to design on a dime, Shower curtain was 9.99 walmart.. Fabric warehouse is another great place as well as Denver Fabrics, You can find good quality at less the price.

12/01/2013 Flag

Got it at fabric.com, was only 7.94 per yard, thank you so much,, I like to design on a dime, Shower curtain was 9.99 walmart.. Fabric warehouse is another great place as well as Denver Fabrics, You can find good quality at less the price.

12/01/2013 Flag

Wow! What a wonderful change! Thanks for putting up the before/after pics....truly a wonderful improvement! Blessings, Denise

08/19/2013 Flag

Your welcome, Thank you for looking, I have really enjoyed them.

12/01/2013 Flag

What great before and after pictures! It looks great.

05/21/2014 Flag

Thank You so much

05/24/2014 Flag