How do you line tab top curtains?
Place the facing on the top of the curtain panel (also on top of the tabs), with raw edges at the top. Line up the sides as well and pin in place. following the creases of the panel. Fold the facing down on the wrong side of the panel, and iron flat.
How long should tabs be on tab top curtains?
Each tab will be eight inches long, and you’ll be spacing the tabs every six inches along the top of the curtain. To find out how long the tab piece needs to be, multiply the number of tabs by eight. If necessary, you can cut your tabs from multiple strips of fabric.
Are tab top curtains easy to open?
Opening and closing tabbed curtains is a bit more difficult than with rings, as rings slide easily along the rod. With rings, the upper part of the window casing or trim is usually visible because they hang down from the rod.
Cut the fabric into 6-inch by 9-inch rectangles for button tabs. Allow one 5-inch-wide button tab for every 5 inches along the top edge of one curtain panel. Fold each tab edge under 1/2 inch twice to the wrong side of the fabric and pin in place for hems. Sew the hems with a straight stitch with a sewing machine.