Furniture Design / October 3, 2018 / Jaycee Bolin.
The key to making tab top curtains that hang well is to use enough fabric width-wise to allow for sweet rolls across the fabric when it hangs. There are some patterns available for sewing tab top curtains, but you should know a few things, particularly if you’re ready to look for fabrics.
Discover how you need the overall presentation. If you wish to give the appearance of a larger window, you may want to to the curtains to hang to the outside of the actual window when open. Once you know the width, you want to cover, purchase enough fabric to make curtains one and a half times the total width (this will divide in half for each drape).
The length of the curtain needs to be long plainly to spread the window and allow for hemming. Your tabs will make long enough to go around the curtain rod and allow enough extra to attach to the curtain and hang where you want it.
For the tabs, a straightforward method is to calculate how much you need for the total length and width and then wrap the fabric in half. Then you need only sew the tabs to the inside (the side facing the window) of the curtain piece and hang.
When reviewing sewing patterns, consider your sewing level and how easy the directions are to follow. Any tab top curtains include instructions to create decorative tabs, but this also involves extra sewing. Overall, however, tab top curtains are easy to make and are a chic interest to any home.