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Make Your Own Curtains and Valances

Lots of easy home sewing projects and instructions here. Find out how to make curtains, shades, and valances from net sites providing tips, materials lists, and sewing guides.
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Give Your Curtains Some Class by Making a Window Valance
You can make a valance for your windows even if you don’t sew. Here are step-by-step instructions for making a window valance, with or without sewing.

Ways to Use Expensive Fabric on a Budget
So you’ve found a fabric you absolutely love… but it is just too expensive to use everywhere in your room. What to do? Buy less of it and use every inch wisely. Here’s how.

Canopy Bed Projects
Love the look of canopy beds? See some wonderful examples and find some easy projects to make your own romantic canopy bed.

Take A Window Treatments Quiz!
Test your knowledge of window treatment terminology -- match the word to the definition then click the CHECK ANSWERS button to reveal your score. Fun and fast!

Hourglass Curtains
Describes how to measure and sew hourglass curtains for a window or door.

Information on Swags and Tails
Lots of good tips on planning, measuring, and making window swags. See also the page of tail styles and swag designs.

Instructions for Making a Scarf Valance
Shows how to measure (and sew) a single or double swag with tails that hang down on either side of the window.

Instructions for Making Balloon Shades
How to measure and sew a simple gathered ballon valance.

Instructions for Making Pelmets
How to make a pelmet which is a stiffened flat fabric panel attached to a board over a window. Use the Navigation button to see the page of Pelmet Styles.

Making a Flat Panel Shade
Instructions for making a simple panel shade to cover a smaller window.

Making a Roller Shade
Illustrations and guidelines for making a roller shade.

Making Cafe Curtains
Illustrated guide with instructions on making a simple cafe curtain with a scalloped top.

Making Drapery Tiebacks
Instructions to make several styles of drapery tiebacks including curved, fringed, bound, ruffled, and braided.

Making Frilled Austrian Shades
Photo, measuring tips, illustrations, and sewing instructions to make an Austrian shade.

Making Valances
Instructions and tips on making a plain, fringed, bordered, or ruffled valance.

Roman Shade Sewing Guide
How to sew a Roman shade, with photo and illustrations.

Tips for Tab Top Curtains
Ilustrations and simple instructions to sew tab top curtain panels.

Window Treatments
Article and photos about window treatments from Southern Living.

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