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How To Make Cutout Swag Valance

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Add Luxury With Flowing Pleated Swags
The cutout pleated swag valance is the perfect window valance for any room!
I’m going to show you how to quickly and easily design, sew and hang your pleated swags in a matter of hours.
If you’ve been thinking about decorating your window with a tailored and soft look, then this is the window valance pattern for you!
You’re going to discover the exact method that professional workrooms use everyday to design, sew and install cutout pleated swag valances.

Making a swag curtain like a professional seamstress is now in your reach with these detailed instructions. Customize your swag valance to be up to 60″ in width and up to 29″ in length.

DESIGN TIP
Layer your cutout swag valance side jabot curtains… like you see in the photo!

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How To Make Traditional Swag Curtains

How to make traditional swag curtains
Dress Your Window In Exquisite Pleats and Swags

Making a swag curtain like a professional seamstress is now in your reach with these detailed instructions.

Customize your swag valance to be up to 60″ in width and up to 29″ in length.

The traditional pleated swag valance is the perfect window valance for formal rooms… or for any room that needs an elegant statement.
Would you believe that you only need to sew one line of stitching to create this work of art?
The magic is in the… well, if I told you that then I’d give my secret away!
You’re going to discover the exact method that professional workrooms use everyday to design, sew and install traditional pleated swag valances.
You’ll be able to make swag curtains that fit your requirements… design, size and style.
DESIGN TIP
Layer your traditional swag valance over pinch pleated drapes… like you see in the photo!

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[video] How To Design Your London Shade Valance BEFORE Sewing

This is the first video in the series of videos where I (Jenny T.) will be sewing london shade valances for my 2 windows in my office.

In this video, I talk about the anatomy of the london shade valance… I sketch out what I want for my window treatment design… and I show you the measurements that you will need.

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Happy Sewing!

Jenny T.



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How To Sew A Butterfly Valance

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Learn how to sew a butterfly valance with easy step by step illustrated instructions. A butterfly valance is a flat panel of fabric that is gathered from the bottom… creating a swag in the center and butterfly tails on the ends.

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How To Sew Pleated Balloon Shades and Valances

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Learn how to sew pleated balloon shades with Jenny T.’s step by step illustrated instructions. You’ll be able to easily modify these instructions to make a valance or a fully functional soft shade.

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How To Sew A Roman Shade Valance

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Learn how to make this simple roman shade valance with Jenny T.’s step by step illustrated instructions.

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How To Sew Button-Back Box Pleat Valance

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Learn how to sew this classic tailored window valance. The box pleat valance is a wonderful and versatile window valance for any size window… add the button back edges… and WOW!

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How To Sew A Pleated Scalloped Valance

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This lined window valance looks great! The gathered sides create softness, the box pleats create a tailored look and the bias edge adds that professional detail. Plus, it’s easy to make!

This window valance pattern can be customized to any size window and to any length.

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How To Sew A Victory Valance

How To Sew A Victory Valance Swag Curtain

I love this look! What an amazing window valance to soften and decorate any size window. Learn how to make this horn valance with detailed step by step illustrated instructions.

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How To Sew Swag Curtains and Jabots

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Add Luxury With Flowing Pleated Swags

The cutout pleated swag valance is the perfect window valance for any room!

I’m going to show you how to quickly and easily design, sew and hang your pleated swags in a matter of hours.

If you’ve been thinking about decorating your window with a tailored and soft look, then this is the window valance pattern for you!

You’re going to discover the exact method that professional workrooms use everyday to design, sew and install cutout pleated swag valances.

This video series is no longer offered on this site.

To learn how to gain instant access to step by step video tutorials to make lined curtains and swags… PLUS side jabots… PLUS traditional swags… visit How To Make Swags, Curtains and Jabots.

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$47 Online Class

Watch as Jenny T. designs, sews and installs cut-out swags and drapes on her living room windows. (2 standard size windows and one large window).

You’ll be able to have a custom window design that includes cut-out swags and drapes on your window!

To learn how to gain instant access to step by step video tutorials to make lined curtains and swags… PLUS side jabots… PLUS traditional swags… visit How To Make Swags, Curtains and Jabots.














How To Sew Sheer Balloon Valances

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What a simple window treatment to add softness to a window. This is the perfect window topper for a small room that has dark or busy walls. Hanging a white or sheer balloon shade gives the window a touch of elegance and brightens the room.

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How To Sew A Box Pleat Valance

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A box pleat valance is probably one of the most versatile window treatments you can make. It’s easy to customize and can be layered with other window treatments. So, whether you want small box pleats the run the width of your window… or just one box pleat in the center, you’ll enjoy making this tailored window valance.

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How To Sew A Ruffled Valance Curtain

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Sometimes you’re just looking for a simple valance to top off your window. You want it to be beautiful (of course) and you want it to be relatively easy and quick.

A Ruffled Valance may be exactly what you’re looking for.

This is also known as a balloon curtain. A rod pocket curtain, gathered on a rod with a ruffle along the bottom edge. Then evenly across the curtain are shade rings that you hook together to form the poufs.

Lined Ruffle Balloon Valance

Lined Ruffle Balloon Valance

You will need:

  • Fabric
  • Matching Thread
  • Sewing Machine
  • Shirring Tape (one cord or 2 cord)
  • Standard Curtain Rod
  • Shade Rings

 

Where do I put the rings?

Based on the width of your window treatment, you will decide how many poufs you would like. Maybe you want 4… Maybe you have wide window and want 8 poufs. There’s no wrong answer. So decide on how many poufs you want.

 

# of ring columns = # of poufs + 1

Cut Your Fabric

Cut width of fabric = Width of the installed curtain rod x 3
Cut length of fabric = Desired length of the valance + 18″ + (height of ruffle on top x 2) + 6″ + 1 1/2″
Cut width of ruffle = cut width of fabric x 1.5
Cut length of ruffle = (desired length of ruffle x 2) + 1″

 

You will likely need to piece your fabric to achieve the cut width dimension. Try to plan the seams where you are going to place your rings.

For best results for the ruffle, cut the fabric for the ruffle on the bias. If you don’t want to or don’t know how, then just cut strips like you normally would and piece to get to the desired cut width.

Ok… now that you have all of that cut, it’s time to sew it all together!

  1. Lay your valance fabric face down.
  2. Fold the side edges in 1″ and press. Fold the side edges in again and press. Sew the side edges with a straight stitch or blind hem stitch.
  3. Fold the bottom edge up 3″ and press. Fold it up again 3″ and press. Sew the bottom hem with a straight stitch or blind hem stitch.
  4. Overlock stitch the top raw edge or sew a zig-zag stitch over the raw edge.
  5. Measure up from the bottom hemmed edge the final valance length and mark with a pin. Measure up the desired height of the top ruffle + 1/4″ and mark. If you don’t want a top ruffle, then simply don’t measure past the pin.
  6. Fold the top edge down from the last pin place in the last step.
  7. If you planned on a ruffle, then measure down from the top folded edge the desired length of the ruffle and mark. Mark across the entire valance. Then sew a straight stitch along this marked line across your valance. This stitching line will rest on top of your curtain rod.
  8. To sew the rod pocket, sew about a 1/4″ up from the overlocked edge… across the valance.

 

Sew on the shade rings

  1. Measure up from the bottom edge 3″ and mark… 1″ in from each side edge. Measure across your fabric between the marks. Divide this measurement by the # of poufs you want. This will be how far apart the rings will be sewn.
  2. So, if my measurement between the 2 marks is 120″. And I want 4 poufs on my valance. Then I would divide 120 by 4. My rings will be 30″ apart.
  3. Now measure across your fabric the spacing measurement you came up with and mark… 3″ up from the bottom edge. Once you have your first of ring markings, you will then measure up from the marks 6″ and mark. Then another 6″ and mark. And then one more time. You will have a total of 4 rings in each ring column.
  4. Hand stitch a shade ring to each of these marks.

 

Sew the ruffle

  1. Press your seams flat on your pieced ruffle strip.
  2. Fold the side edges in 1/2″ and press. Fold them in again and press. Sew the side hems with a straight stitch.
  3. Fold the strip in half lengthwise and press.
  4. Lay your shirring tape along the top edge of the strip. Sew the shirring tape to the strip.
  5. Pull the cords on the tape to gather the fabric into a ruffle. Gather evenly until the ruffle is as wide as the fabric panel you have sewn for the valance.
  6. With the valance fabric laying right side up, lay ruffle on top of the fabric with the raw edge of the ruffle aligned with the bottom edge of the valance panel. Pin in several places. Sew the ruffle to the fabric with a 1/2″ seam.

 

Use some cord to tie the rings together in each ring column. This will create the poufs.

Slide the valance onto the curtain rod.

Doesn’t it look fantastic! You probably spent more time cutting your fabric than sewing. But the effort is worth it.

I love this window treatment because you can make a dozen mistakes and never see them once it’s up.

So, if you want a ruffled valance for your window, try this pattern.

Happy Sewing!

Jenny T.













How To Make London Shades

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A london shade is a rich and full roman shade that just looks amazing in any room setting. Learn how to make a london shade or a london shade valance with step by step illustrated instructions. London shades are just as easy to make as flat roman shades, and Jenny T. shows you how.

You’ll learn the supplies you’ll need to make your london shade, how to make a london shade and even how to install your london shade. Jenny T. even gives you all the steps.

Instantly download the complete e-book “How To Make London Shades” that has detailed step by step illustrated instructions.

Learn how to sew lined london shades for any size window.

These detailed instructions will walk you through every step of the process… from measuring, design, sewing to installation. You can make london shade valances or functional london roman shades.

Download, print and re-print! Easy!

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