Asked on Sep 30, 2017

Where can I find SHORT valances? They used to all be short, now they'r

2dogalB. EnneLin Collins


8 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Sep 30, 2017

    have you checked amazon
  • Victoria
    on Sep 30, 2017

    If I needed to have matching drapes and valances, I would purchase the valances in the size available -- then cut them to the length needed and rehem them
  • Chubby58
    on Sep 30, 2017

    I agree with Victoria, unless you can make them yourself.
  • Annie
    on Sep 30, 2017

    Yes, they do seem longer than in years past. Really depends on how much you need to shorten. If its no more than the rod casing at the top, (probably about 3 inches) and the fabric is not really thick, you can simply fold over, iron and pin it. Then sew (machine would be best) but doable by hand, and your valance will be that much shorter. This method would not give you a ruffled effect above the rod but that style seems to have go by the wayside anyway. If you don't sew, do the prep work and ask a friend or your dry cleaner to run the stitch. Shortening from the top will always be better. The hem allowance is almost always deeper than the upper casing allowance.

  • Jane McVeigh McNee
    on Sep 30, 2017

    Hi Sweet Image,

    JoAnne Fabrics Stores have the short length valances that you just cut to the width you need, they are only about 12 - 14 inches long. usually in a lace fabric but they also have premade valances in a variety of colors and styles . check out their stores or online.

    hope this helps. Jane.
  • Lin Collins
    on Sep 30, 2017

    I just buy material and make my own. You don't need to know how to sew. Stitch Witch and an iron is all you need.
  • 2dogal
    on Sep 30, 2017

    If you can't find one that is the length you like, take a long one and fold the top over to make it the length you want. Then iron the edge with fusible webbing. Then just put a curtain rod through to hang.
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