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SINGER® Embellished Window Valance

Description

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Materials Needed

  • 1 ¼ yard of solid 60 inches wide fabric for a window that is 29 inches wide or less.
  • For windows that are wider, whatever the width, purchase that in length plus ¼ yard. You will cut the pieces on the length rather than the width to eliminate having a seam in the middle of your valance.
  • 1 ½ yards fusible interfacing. (Optional, purchase only if fabric is lightweight.)
  • 4 one-inch buttons.
  • One spool embroidery or all-purpose thread for decorative stitching in the color of your choice.
  • One spool all-purpose thread in color to match fabric.
  • 1 roll fusible web tape. (Optional)

Instructions

Preparation
  • Measure the width of your window and add 1 inch.
  • Cut 2 pieces of fabric the width of window plus 1 inch, by 17” long.
  • Cut 1 piece fusible interfacing (if necessary) the same size as above and fuse to one piece of fabric.
  • Cut four 8 X 20 inch strips of fabric for tabs. (If window is wider than 30 inches add 1 tab for every extra 12 inches.)
  • Cut 4 pieces fusible interfacing (if necessary) 8 X 20 inches and fuse to all 4 tab pieces.

 

 

Sewing Instructions

Scalloped Edge:

  • Placing wrong sides of large fabric pieces together, sew the 2 side seams and top seam at ½ inch. (PHOTO 1)
  • Trim seams and press open.
  • Turn right side out and press seams flat.
  • Attach satin foot, and select stitch # 48 (Scallop).
  • With a marking pencil or chalk, trace a line 1 inch from the bottom, all along the raw edge. (PHOTO 2)
  • Place strip of fusible web (optional) along the marked line. Stitch along following the marked line using stitch # 48 (Scallop).
  • Trim along scalloped edge, and trim excess fusible web around the scallop if necessary. (PHOTO 3)
  • Press. If you have used fusible web, be sure to cover stitching with a clean pressing cloth. The heat of the iron will melt the fusible web and will prevent the scalloped edge from unraveling.
  • Next mirror image stitch # 48 and sew 2 inches from the first scallop. If you used fusible web for the first scallop, use it again for the second scallop. (PHOTO 4)
  • Select stitch # 53 (Bead) and stitch down the center between the 2 scallops. (PHOTO 5)


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Photo 5

     

Domino Design:

  • Select stitch # 49 and attach satin foot.
  • Select needle down function.
  • Divide the width of the valance into 4 equal 4 inch parts, and mark as shown 5 inches from the top edge. (PHOTO 6)
  • Stitch following the box outline.
  • Each domino pattern consists of 10 stitches, to pivot stop with needle on the left as shown on the 10th stitch. Lift presser foot and pivot. (PHOTO 7)
  • The line that you have traced is just a guide. You may need to sew slightly above or below this line depending on where the last stitch of the pattern ends. The importance is that the corners are clean and even.
 


Photo 6


Photo 7

 

 

Lettering:

  • Program (See instruction manual) the words Red Apples. Stitch out a test sample to determine the positioning inside the first Domino box. Be sure to use satin foot. Stitch out the words “Red Apples” in the first box.
  • Program the words Tea & Coffee. Stitch out a test sample to determine the positioning inside the second Domino box. Stitch out the words “Tea & Coffee” in the second box.
  • Program the words Milk & Sugar. Stitch out a test sample to determine the positioning inside the third Domino box. Stitch out the words “Milk & Sugar” in the third box.
  • Program the words Red Tomato. Stitch out a test sample to determine the positioning inside the last Domino box. Stitch out the words “Red Tomato” in the last box. (PHOTO 8)

Photo 8

Tabs:

  • Fold 20-inch strips in two, wrong sides together and press flat.
  • Select stitch # 48 and attach satin foot.
  • Select needle down function.
  • Starting at 1 inch from the right edge, sew all the way down to within approximately one inch from the bottom edge. (Use fusible web if desired). Be sure to stop when a full scallop has been completed. Leave needle in fabric, lift presser foot, and pivot.
  • Sew out exactly two (2) scallops across the bottom. Be sure to stop when a full scallop has been completed. Leave needle in fabric, lift presser foot, and pivot.
  • Stitch down the remaining side. (PHOTO 9)
  • Trim along scalloped edge. Trim excess fusible web if necessary. Press. Be sure to use clean press cloth to cover stitching if you used fusible web.
  • Each tab should be approximately 2 inches wide.
  • Stitch out a buttonhole in the bottom section of each tab. (PHOTO 10)
  • Attach tab to the back of the valance 2 inches from the edge. Space the tabs out so that they hang across the top evenly. Secure them in place with a straight stitch. (PHOTO 11)
  • Fold and press the tabs so that they extend 2 inches above the edge of the valance. (PHOTO 12)
  • Attach button at each tab.


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