Indoor-Outdoor Fabric for Kitchen Valance?

gardenpea_gwDecember 4, 2012

I finally found a fabric I like to make a valance for my kitchen sink window and carport door half window. The only problem is that it is indoor-outdoor fabric. Will that work? Will it look too stiff and flat? I'm planning on using a 2-inch rod pocket. If I could use it, do I need to line it with drapery lining? Here are the links to the fabric and pattern I am considering, both of which go off sale tomorrow at the nearest Hancock's about an hour away, so it's now or never on this choice. They also have a stripe that might coordinate, but I need to look at it again in better lighting. Should I just keep looking? I'm having the new in-laws-to-be here in January and wanted to finish the kitchen by then; so I don't really have time to order swatches. If you have any suggestions of where to find similar fabric that is not indoor-outdoor, please let me know that as well.
Thanks, this has driven me crazy for over a year.

http://www.hancockfabrics.com/Geneva-Lemon-Lime-Outdoor-Fabric-Outdoor---More-Fabric-_stcVVproductId151094085VVcatId539426VVviewprod.htm

http://www.hancockfabrics.com/Saladino-Olive-Stripe-Outdoor-Fabric-Outdoor-Fabric_stcVVproductId151094084VVcatId84256VVviewprod.htm

http://butterick.mccall.com/b5582-products-13471.php?page_id=387

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DLM2000

I don't think you'll have a problem with any of those valance styles and the indoor/outdoor fabric. I've used i/o fabric for a few different home sewing projects and a hired out slipcover - all worked well. The fabric does have a different feel and drape but your project won't be impacted by either. If you love it - buy it.

    Bookmark   December 4, 2012 at 4:44PM
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Annie Deighnaugh

All the valances in the pattern are flat so the stiffness in the I/O fabric will actually work in your favor to hold the shape of the valance.

    Bookmark   December 4, 2012 at 5:34PM
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