Saturday, January 16, 2016

Economical Box Pleat Valance

Hi Everyone,

It's winter around here, the past couple of months were mild, but now we are mostly bundled inside with brief moments outside.   Since we are indoors quite a bit I am excited to knock out a few to-do items on my list.  I have painted several rooms already and am working on completing a few more sewing projects, which I will share with you shortly.  My most recent is an easy yet elegant Economical Box-Pleat Valance.  I completed this project over the weekend, so not terribly time consuming, but I think adds a little something to our office.  So let's get started creating this together.  I apologize for the quality of some of the images, I had limited light in the basement.

The window measured 56.5inches wide and I purchased a yard and a half of fabric with matching trim.                                        
                                                          The supplies needed:
1. Approximately 1 yard of your favorite fabric and matching trim
2.Pine Wood trim piece cut to size
3.Staple Gun
5.Needles, Sewing Machine, Iron for Pressing



Sew the Lining to the Decorative Fabric.

Note*  The 2 halves, per step , that were sewn together are lined exactly to the center of your pine board, as shown in the below image.

Step 4.

I hand stitched the hems on the sides. Be sure to douple-fold your hems, since it creates a cleaner more prefessional look.

Step 5.

We sewed the two halves together, therefore; this created a longer length than the actual wooden valance piece.  By trial and error,  this may take some a little time.  I folded a small tuck at the edges to create a little depth and a more custom feel to our valance.
You may need to play around with the fabric to create an even tuck on each side in the corners.

Step 6a.

Step 6b.
Make sure to securely pin the center fold before sewing the velcro, since it tends to open while sewing.

Step 7.

Step 8.

Step 9.

Now add the L-Brackets to your pine board and mount the 2x4 on the wall. Firmly place the velcro on your decorative valance to the rough velcro on the pine board.  Attach  from the center fold and  move toward the edge of the 2X4.

A simple, economical box pleat valance looks great with a roman shade or panels depending on the formality of the room.

Let me know if you have any questions.  I would be happy to help!

Enjoy your weekend!


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