Striped tab top curtain
Added Oct 26, 2009
A big thick curtain I made to help block out light, sound and cold in a room downstairs (fear not, the wallpaper will be coming OFF! Although the room is not finished, at least the curtain is!
I had a bit of trouble with the tabs, as I had wanted to make buttonholes in each one, but my buttons were too large for the button foot – this meant that the largest one-step buttonhole was just a bit too small, and also I could not sew the buttons on using the machine, I had to do them by hand. If anyone can give me any ideas how to tackle that situation next time round, I’d be very grateful!
In the end, I sewed the back of the tabs to the curtain, and then used velcro to secure the fronts. But it looks real, I think! Lovely heavy weight fabric, but it doesn’t like sitting for too long and so I had to iron it quickly when I had finished, in order that it didn’t crease too much before being hung. By the way, if it looks like the hem is a little uneven it’s because the curtain pole is just resting on it’s holder for the time being and needs to be fixed with the end bits.
I am very happy with the end result and let’s hope that the curtain does its job :)
Heavy weight polyester mix, thread, buttons, invisible hem foot