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WT Online: Box Pleated Valances

Instructor: Susan Woodcock

Class sessions held on Tuesdays, January 16, 23, and 30, 2024 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm ET 

Cost: $100.00 without class kit or $160.00 with class kit 


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.
  • Links to view recorded class sessions.
  • Written how-to instructions


Course outline:


Lesson One

  • 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

  • Turning, pres