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Bay window pleated valance

Created in this Craftsy Course

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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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Home Decor
Style Casual, Mod, Hipster, Retro / Vintage, Classic
Sue Sampson and Ellen DeLucia on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? I used a graphic lattice print fabric. The toughest part was cutting it out! I will only mark this as advanced because of the cutting issues - the print had to repeat perfectly across the valance. Otherwise, stitching it up was a breeze.

Sue Sampson and Ellen DeLucia on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? I was so happy that my client loved it! I stayed up late one night planning the cutting - it took awhile but I knew that it had to be perfect.

Sue Sampson and Ellen DeLucia on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? I would advise you to take the extra time to plan this properly AND purchase an extra yard of fabric when working with prints. This way if you cut a piece improperly, you have extra fabric!

Sue Sampson and Ellen DeLucia on craftsy.com

Very impressive, the design is very current. I can see that planning and precision is everything.

09/14/2013 Flag

Love the pillows!!

10/04/2013 Flag

What was in the difficulty of cutting?

10/10/2013 Flag

I had to match the lattice print at all the folded pleat sections to form a continuous look across the valance. If I hadn't done this, the graphic print would have looked terrible if it didn't flow uniformly across the front sections.

10/22/2013 Flag

I REALLY LIKE THIS DESIGN...WOULD WORK FOR ME WITH MY COUCH PATTERN...WHAT DID YOU USE FOR TRIM?

05/03/2014 Flag