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What Are the Different Easy Ways You Can Make a DIY Window Valance?

By Catherine Mcdiarmid-Watt @frugalfreebies

Image: Sheffield Style with Custom Banding, by CurtainsByJoanne, on Flickr

Sheffield Style with Custom Banding, by CurtainsByJoanne

A window valance is a form of window treatment that covers the uppermost part of the window and can be hung alone or paired with window blinds, or curtains. Valances are a popular decorative choice in concealing drapery hardware. Wikipedia
DID YOU KNOW?
Valance is pronounced by rhyming with balance.
HOW TO MAKE:
To make a valance for your window, start by using a tape measure to measure the width of your window.
If you prefer a gathered valance, then you would multiple by 1.5 to know how much fabric you need.
Your valance should be about 1/4 of the length of your window, or at least 15 inches.

Image: Sewing Tips on Making Valances. Part of the series: Sewing Techniques
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Sewing Tips on Making Valances. Part of the series: Sewing Techniques
-- Making valances involves taking proper measurements of your windows and applying that information as you work with your material. Learn a few sewing tips on making valances with help from a longtime seamstress in this free video clip.


But who has time to sew??
Read Catherine Mcdiarmid-Watt's answer to What are the different easy ways you can make a DIY window valance? on Quora



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