How To Make Twisted Tab Curtains: Steps & Items Needed

Steps & Items Needed To Make Twisted Tab Curtains

The valance dresses up the top of your window while also hiding unappealing curtain hardware. You can easily create your own valance by simply hanging a decorative rod above your existing window treatment congregation & by making a tab-top panel for acting as a valance. You just need to select a rod slenderly longer than any extant curtain rods. If you are going to make twisted tab curtains or valance yourself, then gather all the required items before go through all the steps carefully. Here is the list of required items and steps for this process:

Things Needed For This Project

  • Measuring Tape
  • Scissors & Iron
  • Sewing Machine
  • Thread & Pins

Steps For This Process

  • First of all, you need to measure the length of your valance rod and then simply multiply the length by 2 in order to determine the width of your valance panel. You now need to measure from 2 inches below your rod to the desired length of your valance on your window. Also, add 4 inches onto the taken measurement in order to determine the length of your valance. Simply, cut your valance fabric to this length.
  • Now you need to fold the valance panel bottom 1 inch & make sure to do this with the wrong side of your fabric touching. Then fold up a 2nd time so that the raw edge of your fabric is inside the fold. You need to press with a warm iron, then sew your hem along the top edge of your fold.
  • Next you need to fold the sides of your valance in 1/2 inch & then fold a second time in order to catch the raw edge in your fold. Simply press & sew along with the top edge of your fold.
  • You now need to start cutting fabric strips for the tabs. After that, make each strip near about 6 inches long and 4 1/2 inches wide.
  • Now you need to fold your strips in half with the wrong sides all together so each strip now measures 2 1/4 inches wide and near about 6 inches long. You need to stitch the closed 1/2 inch in from the seam. Turn right side out & press with the help of a warm iron.
  • After that, fold each strip in half to make a loop or tab. Now tabs need to be placed on the wrong side of your valance fabric. Simply line up the raw edges of the tabs with your panel. The tabs need to be lying on top of your panel & not sticking up from the top. Space your tabs 2 inches apart.
  • Now you need to fold the top of your panel down 1 inch, folding all the tabs with your panel fabric & then fold a 2nd time. Stitch along the top edge of your fold, then press.
  • You now need to fold each tab up your seam & pin into place. Simply sew along the top edge of your panel by catching the tabs in your stitching so they are held into the proper position.
  • Finally, through with the tabs, thread the valance rod. Arrange the tabs equally along with the rod & then adjust the pleats as desired.

Important Tip

If you prefer a flat panel rather than a pleated valance, then in this case, you need to cut your fabric only 2 inches wider than your valance rod.
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