Valance made with Velcro-friendly curtain pleating tape.

by Richelle Fales
(Canton, MI United States)


Hi, I'm a tailor from Canton, MI. I have a friend who asked me to make a gathered valance for her doorwall.


It has an existing hard-mounted valance that came with the blinds. I told her a rod would work best over the existing valance since she doesn't want to remove it.

I found your directions and it's a great idea. I, however, can't find the velcro-friendly curtain pleating tape anywhere in the USA that will sell smaller amounts of it.

The one place I found wants me to purchase 72 yds. I only need 6 yds. I'm willing to go as much as maybe 20 yds but that's it. Any sources would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!


Sincerely, Richelle Fales from Sew For You in Michigan.


Hi Richelle

I am always amazed when it comes to curtain related products. How hard it is to get stuff we take for granted here in the U.K.

I have found a place in Gastonia, NC that sells the velcro friendly pleating tape you need. I have put the link to the webpage just below

Draperysewingsupplies.com

(the tape you need is in the bottom left corner of the page)

The only problem is that they sell at 36 yards. So more than you were looking to buy. I have also put a link to an ebay.co.uk page just below.

Velcro Pencil Pleat Curtain Tape

This U.K. supplier will sell you in 10 Metre lots. This equates to about 11 yards. They state delivery to the states in 5 days.

I would compare the cost between the two suppliers including delivery. Then take your pick.

You will end up with probably more than you want. So why not make up a demo valance and promote it to your own customers in the future.

I love hanging valances this way. It just makes my life so much easier than using lots of curtain hooks. The valances just seem to hang better as well.

I hope this helps you get sorted and that the price is bearable enough for you to commit.

for anyone else not sure what this is all about. Take a look at the Hanging valances page here.


All the best

Lee


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Feb 18, 2013
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by: Richelle Fales

Thanks so much for your quick response! I checked the site you mentioned and upon further inspection, I found Pencil Pleat Loop Tape - 4" High Pleats in a length of 6 yds for $13.99. I am double checking with the company today to make sure it is what it says it is but I think it will work. I really appreciate your help!


Hi Richelle

Glad I could be of help and I will have a better browse of the site myself for future reference.

All the best

Lee

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