WT Online: Box Pleated Valances

Instructor: Susan Woodcock

Tuesday's at 12:00 pm EST, December 1, 8, and 15, 2020.

Registration  is closed


Turn your sewing skills into a business or create new window treatments for your home with WT Online sewing classes.   In this class you will learn how to design, draft patterns and sew pleated valances.  With a tailored appearance and endless variations, this is one of the most popular styles in workrooms today.


In this three week online course you will complete a lined, hemmed, straight box pleated, board mounted valance and a scalloped or arc style valance (that you design!) with contrast lined pleats, micro welt cord, interlining and lining.  This valance will be board mounted with Velcro.


This 3-week class includes:

  • Box pleated valance project kit with Velcro, micro welt cord, pattern paper and shaper wire. You will need to provide your own face fabric, lining and interlining fabric and boards.
  • Three 1-hour online, interactive lessons with instructor Susan Woodcock, presented live and recorded to review later (with 3-months of access online after class is completed).
  • Written how-to instructions


Course outline:


Lesson One, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 12:00 pm EST

  • Measuring the window
  • Review of box pleated valance styles
  • Figuring yardage
  • Pattern drafting for the first project.
  • Cutting fabric for the basic valance
  • Sewing seams and hems


Lesson Two, Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 12:00 pm EST

  • Turning, pressing and pleating the basic valance.
  • Board mounting
  • Design and pattern drafting for the second class project
  • Using the pattern to cut valance pieces


Lesson Three, Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 12:00 pm EST

  • Sewing cuts together
  • Adding micro welt cord, lining and interlining
  • Board mounting with Velcro
  • Installation tips and other ideas


This is an intermediate level course.   Some sewing expereince and basic tools and supplies are needed to complete the project.  In additon to the fabric and boards mentioned above, you will need: sewing machine with standard presser foot and a 1/8" welt cord foot or zipper foot for sewing micro welt cord, scissors, pins, iron, tape measure & ruler or yardstick, needles and thread and a staple gun and staples.


Class fee includes free shipping in the continental U.S.

WT Online: Box Pleated Valances

  • This is a home study program.  You will receive all of the above-listed materials and supplies so you can complete the class. No refunds provided. 


Classes run 9 am - 5 pm.

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Tryon, North Carolina


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