How to Make a Café Style Valance

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Window treatments can get expensive, especially if you like to change them out with the seasons. Stacy Grissom shows you how to save money and customize your home with simple window valances in this video. Start by taking your window measurements and then figure out how much fabric you will need. Stacy explains how to adjust your dimensions based on how much ruffle you want your valance to have and how much extra fabric is needed for hems and a curtain rod casing.

Valances aren’t the only type of window treatment that you can make at home. Use the same measuring and hemming techniques taught in this video to make larger panel curtains as well. Also, you can add scalloped edges or another kind of trim to your valence or curtain to change up the look even more!

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