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

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.  Sue and Ellen walk you through constructing a sophisticated, symmetrical valance, as well as a more modern, asymmetric look. 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. 

$24.99 $44.99

Sue's Projects

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