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Emily Valance

© 2002 Pate-Meadows Designs, Inc.

This playful valance can look whimsical, masculine, or elegant, depending on fabrics, trims, and the amount of gather you put into the pinched tops. It can be adapted to fit any window width. The finished length of the valance from the top of the board is approximately 14 ½” at the shortest point, 18”at the sides and approximately 23” at the center points.
  • This valance works best when constructed out of a medium-weight decorative fabric.
  • This treatment was totally self-lined. A decorative lining should be used because it will show underneath at the sides and in the pleat area.
  • The backdrop can be constructed out of the same fabric as the face fabric or a contrast lining.
  • This valance is mounted on a dust board; either a 1 x 4 or 1 x 6 can be used depending on the projection desired.



    These amounts are for a valance measuring 42” wide finished. See pattern for other window widths. These amounts are based on 54” wide fabric.


  • 2 ½ yards of decorative fabric for valance front
  • 2 ½ yards of decorative fabric for valance back.
  • 2 ½ yards of felt interlining
  • ½ yard of fabric for tabs and to cover buttons
  • 4 yards of cotton 4/32” cotton piping
  • 1 ½ yards of fabric to cover piping


  • Temporary fabric marker
  • 1 x 4 or 1 x 6 dust board cut 42” long
  • 3 cover-your-own buttons 1 ½” to 2” diameter
  • Staple gun
  • 4 ½ yds of 4/32” cotton piping or small decorativecord
  • 2 – 2-1/2” angle irons
  • Hot glue gun

    Yardage for other window widths are included in the pattern.

    Our Price: $29.99 ea

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