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Valance for Bedroom Makeover

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Sewing Custom Valances taught by Sue Sampson & 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 Traditional, Classic
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What materials did you use? Oatmeal Jacquard home decor fabric, taupe poly taffeta home decor fabric for the accents, 8 covered buttons, taupe braid, lining fabric, thread, fabric glue,

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What are you most proud of? I was really happy that my conservative cutting allowed me to make the valance from just one yard of my home decor fabric, but I am most proud of the fact that I made it up to my standards and completed the valance. As I was doing my "final" press, I melted some of my trim (I was soooo mad! I know better than this!) My husband said you could barely see it, but my standards for myself are high, so I removed ALL of the trim at the bottom, remade the entire length of 1" band, and reapplied that and the braid for a finished product that I feel good about! I still need to add the curtain panels, and will update my pics when I get there.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Watch all of the lessons, and you will be fine. This class was thoroughly taught and extremely well put together. Sue and Ellen are wonderful instructors, and true experts in their field. Don't be afraid to ask questions; the instructors are quick to respond and give helpful assistance and advice. Most of all, enjoy the creative process and learning a new skill! Oh, and my trim was heavy when layered and made the fabric puff out instead of laying in the sorts of pleats I wanted even after a thorough pressing. I simply added some loose thread tacks with a matching thread in an inconspicuous spot. Now they behave just as they should! It really wasn't that difficult to make. I rated it intermediate mostly because of the volume of fabric and the precision required for good results. A careful beginner can certainly do this too.

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Very Nice!!!

02/03/2013 Flag

Thanks very much!

02/04/2013 Flag

I am excited to see your drapes!! Did you get them finished yet? I love your headboard.

02/07/2013 Flag

Not yet. I would love to finish them a.s.a.p., but I got short term notice on a family member's wedding, so I am sewing 2 dresses this month. Hopefully I will get back to it soon! Thanks for keeping me motivated!! :)

02/07/2013 Flag

Thanks for the kind words on the headboard!

02/08/2013 Flag

I love the buton detail on the drapes! I also love the tufted headboard How did you make that?

06/02/2013 Flag

Very very nice. Very professionL!

08/31/2013 Flag

Love the tailored look! Very classy!

05/21/2014 Flag