How do you make a shaped valance?

An easy method for making triangle valances involves making one large, lined valance with a horizontal edge along the top of the window and the point of the triangle extending down to a center point on the upper window. Attach the valance with drapery clips and a curtain rod for easy, no-fuss installation.

An easy method for making triangle valances involves making one large, lined valance with a horizontal edge along the top of the window and the point of the triangle extending down to a center point on the upper window. Attach the valance with drapery clips and a curtain rod for easy, no-fuss installation.

Likewise, how much wider Should a Valance be than the window? Most valances should only be 1-1/2 to 5 inches wider than the window if the valance hangs by itself or over a Roman shade. It should be 10 to 30 inches wider than the window if it’s hung over a pair of custom drapes. If the valance is gathered, its total, flat width should be 2 to 3.5 times the width of the window.

Accordingly, how do you make a scalloped valance?

The Top of the Valance

  1. Press under 5 1/2″ on the top of the valance.
  2. Press under 1/2″ on the raw edge.
  3. Pin the hem in place.
  4. Sew a straight line of stitching along the hem edge.
  5. Sew a second line of stitching, 3″ from the top folded edge of the valance.
  6. Press well and hang.

How much of the window should a valance cover?

For most windows, a valance should cover about 2 to 6 inches of the top of the window and window frame (this is called the window overlap), with the rest of the valance covering the wall above the window. If there is not enough room to do this, then the valance should be hung immediately under the ceiling.

How long do you make a valance?

150 divded by 36 = 4.16 or 4 1/6 yards. Depending on the length of valance you want, and weather or not you want a seamless valance, you could cut this measurement in half. Most standard fabrics are 45″ wide, like the ivy fabric I chose. Standard valance length is 14 inches from the bottom of the rod casing.

How do you measure for a valance?

How to Measure for a Window Valance Measure the width of the window opening from the inside left of the frame to the inside right. Multiply the installed width of a gathered valance by 1.5 to 2.5, depending on the fullness you want, for its finished width before installation.

How many yards of fabric do I need for a valance?

So, how much yardage will you need for your new custom valance? The obvious answer is that it depends, but you should expect to need somewhere between 1-1/2 to 5 yards of face fabric for a standard 36- to 40-inch window.

How do you sew a lining in a valance?

Fold 1/2 inch to the back of your valance on both sides and pin as you go and then iron the seam. This will be the short end of the fabric. Use a straight stitch to sew the seams. Repeat with the lining fabric.

How do you make layered valances?

How to Make a Double Layered Valance Measure the curtain rod that the valance will hang on. Measure the height of the window. Cut the pieces of fabric using the length and width measurements. Thread your sewing machine and bobbin with the matching thread. Hem the width edges of both pieces of the fabric by turning under 1/2 inch along each edge.

What is a scalloped edge?

Scalloped is a term that is usually used to describe the rim edge or footed base of a plate, bowl, cup or other pieces of tableware. When considering China & Crystal Dinnerware there are many types of scalloped edges, the curves can be very small to large or some may be rounded while others have squared off scallops.

How do you make a Sheffield Valance?

How to Make a Sheffield Valance Measure and mark the width of your window and add one inch for a hem on each side. Measure and mark for how long you want the valance to hang and add at least two inches for a hem. Cut the fabric according to your measurements and pin the pleats in place. Sew the top hem first and remove pins as you go.