a valance

Again I find myself being ashamed at my lack of posting with this blog. At the same time though, working 3 jobs has kept me from really being able to get much sewing done.

BUT I recently met a woman who needed a valance made and I was able to learn a thing or two. First off, if you want your valance to be wavy and bunchy, BUY 2X the fabric as the length of the window. I made this mistake on the first valance I made. Secondly, put your loop for the rod at the TOP of the valance, instead of attaching it to the back of it. Again, a mistake I made on the first one. With the loop attached to the back it the front of the valance will hang away from the back, making it lay strangely. And finally, if your valance has more than one fabric on the front of it, it’s a safe choice to stitch in the ditch and secure the front to the back. Again, this keeps your sides together so they don’t poof out, away from one another. I was sooooo pleased with the way the second valance came out, as opposed to the first one. So was the woman that I made it for. It matched her bathroom perfectly!

hung up in my parents bathroom.

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