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Petal Valance

petal valance

A petal valance is a series of flaps overlapping each other to create a unique look.  By using two coordinating fabrics you enhance the uniqueness.  Piping along the top edge and covered buttons add a finishing touch.  This petal valance is mounted on a board many inches above the window frame adding visual height to the room.

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  • Emily CollinsOctober 23, 2011 - 12:09 am

    I was wondering if you sell this valance that Lydia chose or if you have the pattern to make them or if you know where I can purchase them.

  • NanJune 30, 2012 - 7:11 pm

    I love this valance. Do you offer instructions? Give any advice?


  • Susan DorbeckJuly 3, 2012 - 11:53 am

    This valance is also known as a “Petal Valance”. Each petal is made individually, then overlapped together on a mounting board. and embellished with covered buttons. I’ll be posting a HOW TO blog post in the near future but feel free to contact me with your dimensions and I’ll walk you through it.

  • Vickie L HaleSeptember 23, 2012 - 11:40 am

    I would love to have the pattern to this valance for my kitchen. I do not sew but please let me know if a pattern is available and how much it would cost.

  • Cathy BergerSeptember 30, 2012 - 2:38 pm

    Hi. My window is three together measuring 95 inches. I am staring at my fabric and wanting some tips before I cut it! That is.

  • Susan DorbeckSeptember 30, 2012 - 10:15 pm

    Hi Cathy, I sent you an email with some directions on making this valance yourself. Good luck.

  • Susan DorbeckSeptember 30, 2012 - 10:19 pm

    Hi Vickie, I sent you an email with some directions on making this valance yourself. Good luck.

  • doris deveauOctober 18, 2012 - 5:53 am

    what is this valance hung from? rod or wood? It is a great idea.

  • Susan DorbeckOctober 19, 2012 - 8:46 am

    Hi Doris, Thanks for your kind remarks. This “petal valance is hung on a piece of wood. I have used hook and loop tape to attach it to the wood for easy installation and cleaning but it can also be stapled on.

  • Patty SteuerNovember 1, 2012 - 11:32 am

    Hi Susan,

    I am just finishing a major remodel of my kitchen and am ready for valances. I love this petal valance! are you going to be posting instructions for this soon. I am sure I can make this (with the help of my girlfriend). The fabric I have chosen has a floral and a cordinating stripe pattern that I think will work just fine.

    Thank you for sharing you ideas with us.

  • Susan DorbeckNovember 1, 2012 - 12:03 pm

    Hi Patty, Thanks for your kind remarks, I will be in touch via email.

  • Kathy AndersonJanuary 15, 2013 - 10:41 am

    Hi Susan,
    I too love this valance and would love to buy the pattern to make it and also directions for hanging.
    I have two windows – 72″ and 52″ wide including molding. You mentioned you hung the valance on wood. What are the dimensions, including thickness, of the wood and how is it attached to the wall? Are there wood blocks on each end of the wood to attach it?
    Thank you so much for sharing this.
    Kathy Anderson

  • MaryJanuary 20, 2013 - 8:20 pm

    I love this valance. Would you please provide instructions and measurement of petals

  • JoAnne BeckesJanuary 30, 2013 - 10:51 am

    Hi Susan,
    I too, am finishing a major kitchen remodel and would love to purchase a pattern or instructions on how to make this valance. I have 3 windows and a patio door to do!

  • diana bachmanFebruary 25, 2013 - 3:41 pm

    Would you please email me the instructions for making

    This valance is also known as a “Petal Valance”. Each petal is made individually, then overlapped together on a mounting board. and embellished with covered buttons. I’ll be posting a HOW TO blog post in the near future but feel free to contact me with your dimensions and I’ll walk you through it.

  • ShirleyMarch 2, 2013 - 12:36 pm

    Hi Susan,
    I just discovered your petal valance. Would it be possible for you to email me instructions on how to sew them. They would look great in my breakfast room. The length of my existing valance is 73 inches.
    Thank you so much!

  • Norma HoneyMarch 5, 2013 - 1:47 pm

    Love this! Gonna do it in my master bedroom. Just curious, are the coordinating underneath petals the same size the the top petals? Since I don’t have a pattern, think I’ll take an oval kitchen platter and improvise.
    Thanks for sharing:)

  • NenitaMarch 14, 2013 - 12:49 pm

    I would love to have the pattern to this valance for my kitchen. I do not sew but please let me know if a pattern is available and how much it would cost.

  • NeniMarch 25, 2013 - 10:18 am

    Hi Susan,
    I adore this valance design and would love to buy the pattern and mounting directions. I am a novice when it comes to sewing but I would like to try this with instructions. Thank you for this great design. Hoping to hear from you.

  • Mary BeukelmanMarch 29, 2013 - 10:05 am

    Please send me directions to make this valance!! I need a valance that mounts on wood and this is perfect!!

  • Martain StanleyMay 14, 2013 - 11:13 pm

    I have been looking for a great window treatment in one of our bedrooms and absolutely fell in love with this one (Unique Valance)!!! I noticed several people left comments similar and requested the directions/pattern. if you don’t mind, I would love it as well!. Thanks so much!

  • Kathy O'NeillMay 26, 2013 - 4:03 pm

    Hi Susan, this is such a unique valance that I would love to use to cover the two windows on our window seat. I see you have emailed directions and would surely appreciate if you could provide me as well. Do you happen to know the mfg. of the material? Just what I am looking for. Great work! Thanks so much!

  • CourtneyMay 30, 2013 - 7:01 pm

    I just came across this valance and would love a pattern/directions if available.


  • Judy RoofnerJune 2, 2013 - 7:24 pm

    Can I purchase this valance from you?

  • Libbie BeasleyJune 2, 2013 - 10:42 pm

    Hi Susan,
    I would appreciate the instructions to make this valance. I have three windows that are different sizes, 74″, 34″ and 24″. The “Petal” valance is just what I have been looking for. Thank you so much for sharing!!

  • Mary ZachJune 8, 2013 - 2:57 pm

    Would love the directions for your petal valance. I have two windows, 67 X 30 and 44 X 30. Thanks!

  • Susan VickersJuly 3, 2013 - 10:04 am

    I love your website. My sister in law found this valance and asked if I could make it for her sun room. There are three banks of windows I will be topping. One is 183 inches and the other two are 135 inches. Could you send me directions.

  • Nancy SeaJuly 21, 2013 - 4:48 pm

    I am a novice at sewing, but would love to make these for my sunroom. I have 6 double windows, each 5 feet 4 inches long. Can you help? Thanks

  • Natalie PetersonAugust 12, 2013 - 5:45 pm

    Hi Susan,
    I too would love the pattern and directions to make the “Petal Valance”. I would love to have these in my living room.
    Thank you for sharing your ideas.

  • MargoAugust 13, 2013 - 2:13 pm

    Would love instructions on how to make this valance – specifically the mounting. Thanks

  • ShawnJanuary 24, 2014 - 2:29 pm

    Hi Susan,
    I have a 60 ” window and would love to make this valance for it. Can you email me the pattern or directions on how to make it?
    Thank you so much!

  • Carol SelbyFebruary 2, 2014 - 9:13 pm

    Your unique petal valance with covered buttons is perfect for my bathroom. I want to embroider seashells on the top three or four petals with coordinating fabric on the bottom petals. My wood valance is 29″ across with a 4″ side (sticks out from the wall 4″) I do sew quie a bit but am hesitant to tackle this without instructions. Can you share instructions or guide me to a website with directions?

    Thanks! You have some lovely designs!

  • Susan DorbeckFebruary 3, 2014 - 11:45 am

    Thank you for your kind remarks.

  • LoriFebruary 15, 2014 - 9:05 am

    I love this valance and would greatly appreciate information on how to obtain the pattern. They are just beautiful.

    Thank You

  • Nancy SFebruary 23, 2014 - 4:19 pm

    Susan, this pattern is prefect for my kitchen. I have been looking for something unique. Could you please tell me how to receive a pattern. I have the perfect fabric waiting. Thank you.

  • Diane BrayMarch 21, 2014 - 9:15 pm

    I’m redoing my kitchen and have 3 different sized windows . I love your design- do you have instructions you could share?

  • AdèleMarch 31, 2014 - 4:46 pm


    Would it be possible to get the pattern for the Petal Valance.Or let me know where I can get it. Thank you.

  • Christiane LefebvreApril 3, 2014 - 10:36 am

    Thanks for the great ideas.I love the PETAL VALENCE design. I would appriciate the pattern. Thanks.

  • JoyApril 8, 2014 - 4:24 pm

    I love these petal valances. Can you tell me how to make them.
    Thank you so much

  • Bev HammanApril 10, 2014 - 11:29 pm

    Hi Susan –
    I’ve been looking all over for some type of different valance idea for our family room and found your design. I absolutely love it! Can you please send me directions on how to make it. I love your ideas!,


  • Val BrennanApril 12, 2014 - 8:00 am

    I want to make the petal valance but am considering attaching a rod pocket to the top and using a flat 2 1/2″ rod. Where would I find your blog on how to make these? I am going to use the darker color for the back petals and the rod pocket. What do you think?

  • Brenda BaroneApril 14, 2014 - 11:22 am

    Hi Susan,
    Your valance is perfect for my family room. Can you share you pattern or give me guidance on where to find a similar pattern? My windows are 72″ and 42 1/2″ wide. I already have the valance boards. Thanks for the design!

  • Deb BooneApril 20, 2014 - 3:21 pm

    Love the valance. Want to make it for a bathroom that will have a shower curtain with petals on it. The valance will be made to match the shower curtain, same fabric. Any help or instruction that you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks so much. I know this will look amazing.

  • CalaApril 28, 2014 - 9:30 am

    Hi, I was browsing for an idea for a horizontal window, and this valance will be perfect. It is so very pretty! I love it! My window is H-28″ by W-126″. Please will you be so kind as to share the detail for this valance? Thank you!

  • Nancy MatchettMay 8, 2014 - 7:14 pm

    I love this valance and was wondering if it would be possible to get a pattern for it. I am doing my patio window and was looking for some pattern of the internet. I would love it Thanks Nancy. You did a wonderful job

  • Suzanne BuckJune 21, 2014 - 8:47 pm

    I would love to make this for my room. Please let me know the charge for your instructions.
    I love the beautiful job you did. Very inspiring!!

  • Joy ShuttleJuly 10, 2014 - 8:33 am

    Thank you so much for information on how to make these wonderful valances. I made these and they turned out wonderful. And I not a sewer. I have don’t sew a lot. But still learning. I surprised my self. I just love them. Getting ready to make more for a bedroom now. Keep you posted.
    Thanks again

  • Lisa EdgeJuly 20, 2014 - 7:04 pm

    LOVE your petal valance!!! Will you please send me directions? Thanks!

  • Tena LumpkinsSeptember 4, 2014 - 3:16 pm

    Please send me instructions on how to make this Petal Valance along with any measurements, there are only 2 small windows probably no wider then 42 inches. Can I also put this on a curtain rod instead of wood?

  • Karin StanselSeptember 16, 2014 - 2:36 pm

    Please send me pattern for the petal valance. Thank You

  • SherriOctober 10, 2014 - 3:35 pm

    Where can you get pattern to make this petal valance?

    Sherri Doolin

  • Vicki WolfNovember 3, 2014 - 4:39 pm

    Susan, I love these petal valances and would love to make them for my home. Can you email me the instructions for making them or info for purchasing the pattern?

  • Cara OrtegaDecember 21, 2014 - 12:06 pm

    Might I have the pattern to the petal valance? Thank you.

  • Karen SooklalJanuary 29, 2015 - 12:30 pm

    This is such a unique idea for a valance. I would love to try making it. What is the width and length of each petal? I think I will be able to figure out the rest unless you will like to share the directions with me. Thank you so much for your postings.

  • Beth GottierFebruary 4, 2015 - 11:07 am

    I’d love the pattern! Could you send it or direct me to a link?

  • Rebecca GlowackiMarch 2, 2015 - 7:18 pm

    Would love to have a pattern for this! Just love it!

    Thank you!


  • shayla powersMarch 5, 2015 - 10:40 am

    I would love to make this petal valance for my dining room. May I have the pattern? Thanks so much!

  • Marylu CiraulaMarch 19, 2015 - 2:33 pm


    I absolutely love this valance and want to make it for my kitchen but can not find two contrasting material patterns like you have in the picture. I would love to make it as shown for my light yellow kitchen. Do you know of any good websites where I might find the material??

  • Cindy MillsApril 8, 2015 - 9:48 pm

    I love the petal valance. Could I get the pattern or instructions how to make?
    Cindy Mills

  • Dianna HoldenMay 1, 2015 - 6:37 pm

    I would like the instructions for your petal valance. My window treatment is 80″ wide and I would like it 18″ long. Would this pattern work well with a large floral print with a horizontal repeat of 27.25?

  • Bonnie NalanJuly 3, 2015 - 8:47 am

    I would like to make this valence. May I have the pattern? Thanks

  • DebJuly 15, 2015 - 3:24 pm

    would also love the pattern & directions. Redoing my daughter’s bedroom into guest room. The window is 48 tall. 53 wide. Thank you!!

  • Saundra LaskyJuly 26, 2015 - 5:21 pm

    I have looked at this petal valance with buttons for 2 years. I have tried to find a valance for our kitchen but I keep going back to this. Kitchen is yellows and blues. Would appreciate instructions on how to make this. If you have a pattern I would like to purchase.

  • Dania PowersNovember 14, 2015 - 2:40 pm

    If I gave you measurements would you be able to make panel valence for me? What would you charge?
    Dania Powers

  • lynneNovember 27, 2015 - 2:52 pm

    On the petal valence, did you lay the fabric over the covered board? Did you attach piping along the top? I love it and can’t wait to create.

  • Susan DorbeckNovember 27, 2015 - 5:30 pm

    I pinned and sewed all the petals together then sewed on the piping. Once this was done I sewed loop tape to the seam allowance of the piping and stapled hook tape onto my board making it easy to install and/or remove the valance. You could also staple it directly onto the board.

  • Susan DorbeckNovember 27, 2015 - 5:31 pm

    By all means, please send me your measurements along with a picture of your window and we’ll go from there. Costs depend on size of window, fabric, install etc.

  • Betty SellsDecember 14, 2015 - 6:23 pm

    I would love to receive the pattern to make this valance. I have a double window over the kitchen sink (72″ wide) and two separate windows (36″ wide) in our bathroom.

    I have been staring at these windows since we purchased this home two years ago and believe this style would be perfect!

  • Kris ANSTANDIGFebruary 3, 2016 - 6:29 pm

    I love the petal window treatment! Could you please send me directions? I it is for a large window, about 9′ long.
    Thank you!

  • WendyFebruary 28, 2016 - 1:51 pm

    Would love the pattern for these petal valances. Do you have them for sale?

  • Paula StewartMarch 25, 2016 - 12:10 am

    I have been admiring your sweet petal valance and would love to make it for my craft room!! I do sew, but would love to know how you made the valance and the sewing tips for this project.
    I am going to make it on a board that is 68″ long by 4″ wide.
    Thank you,
    Paula Stewart

    Bowling Green KY

  • SandraApril 22, 2017 - 3:33 pm

    I read where you said you were going to publish instructions on a blog for this petal valance. I can probably wing it but would certainly appreciate you information and expertise!!!


  • Susan DorbeckJune 22, 2017 - 5:46 pm

    Search my site under petal valance and you will find the instructions – good luck and send pictures

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