Longtime home decor designers and friends, Sue and Ellen have teamed up to teach you all the steps necessary to create the perfect valance – from choosing the shape, measurements and fabric to board mounting the finished window dressing. Sue and Ellen walk you through constructing a sophisticated, symmetrical valance, as well as a more modern, asymmetric look. You'll also get creative ideas and techniques to personalize your valance with appliqué, trims, piping and more. You can even design with a child in mind, recreating their artwork on a window topper. Get step-by-step instruction on how to achieve perfect pleats, add protective lining and construct a simple mount for each of your versatile valances.