Tuesday, November 25, 2014

How to make a tab top curtain (DIY)

Surprisingly, tab top curtains are not so difficult to make.  I made eight panels for my One Room Challenge back in May.  Saved lots of moolah doing it myself.

Each panel is 96" long, I wanted them from ceiling to floor to give height to the room.  

I cut 104" length of fabric for each panel and sewed  1/2" hem on each side of the panel.  I did a 4" hem on the top and a 4" hem for the bottom.

I have seen other curtains made with ribbon for the tabs, I wanted the same fabric for the tabs.  So, I cut 3" strip of fabric and sewed it into a long tube. Then ironed the tube flat and cut into 4 1/4" strips.

I sewed the tabs about 6" apart starting from the end to give it a nice pleat.  You can space it out according to the pleat you prefer and the width of the fabric.

And here it is hanging up in my new master bedroom...

I am thrilled with the way they came out.  The most difficult part of this project was cutting the fabric panel at an even length.  

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  1. This is such a great tutorial....the panels look gorgeous!!!! Love the fabric you used too :o)
    Happy Thanksgiving!!!

  2. Your drapes came out beautiful. Great tutorial. I will be featuring this tonight at my Fall into Fall party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks. http://diybydesign.blogspot.com


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