How to Create Window Valance

Sep 3rd

Window valance – Capes are fabric coatings that are typically attached to the top of the windows to hide unsightly hardware or create a more finished look of curtain panels. They can be made by attaching the fabric directly to a curtain rod or topping hardware or custom-make your own valance by purchasing a valance board in an appropriate size for your window. Valance board of directors should be long and wide enough to fit over a topping hardware and curtains, at the sides of the window. Avoid mark-up of purchased window valances and create your own inexpensive.

Winsome Window Valance
Winsome Window Valance

Measure valance board to determine the amount of fabric to cut to create window valance and add 1 inch to each side of the measurement for the hem allowances. Clip drapery fabric valance according to measurements. Cut a strip of hook and loop fastener same length as the valance board and hot glue on one side of it to the upper edge of the board, all the way around.

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Bottom of the window valance by folding around the edge substance no-sewing hem tape and ironing to create a crease. Remove the tape backing from hem band and refold in the crease, smoothing to create a hem. Repeat for the side hems. Iron in the valance hemmed to remove all wrinkles. Place the valance to the valance board of hook and loop fastener strip. Attach valance board of directors hardware angle to the wall above the window by means of at least one screw at each end. Most valance boards come with mounting hardware.

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