Ribbon-Tabbed Curtain Tutorial

 

Creating these curtains made the biggest difference in my bedroom makeover.

Want to add instant warmth? Add curtains!

How to Easily Make Ribbon-Tabbed Curtains

So simple, too! If you can sew straight lines, you can sew curtains with this easy tutorial…

Curtain-Tutorial

Grab your favorite material…I used HGTVHOME Looped Fog from JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores. The width of my fabric used is  56”.

For the length, I measured two inches below my ceiling and down to the floor. Add 6 inches for sewing the tops and hems. Cut. You have your first panel. Repeat steps for each panel you want to make.

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Next I’m going to show you how to hem each side of the curtain panels.

How-to-Sew-Simple-Curtains

1. Measure one inch and fold over .

2. Iron the fold.

3. Fold over again another inch.

4. Iron the fold again.

5. Pin along the edge to secure it.

6. Sew with 1/4” inseam down the whole side of the curtain. Repeat these on all the sides of the curtains – not the top and bottom!

Now lets move on to the bottom and the top edges…

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We are doing the same thing as the side hems except for the bottom we are going to fold in 1 inch, iron, fold again to 3 inches and sew 1/4” inseam.

You will do the same thing as you did to the bottom but you’ll place a piece of ribbon like this before sewing the 1/2” inseam…

*note you can sew the seems on the top and bottom without placing the ribbon for  a scrunchy look. If you want more of a hidden pleat look use the ribbon tabs.

Ribbon Top Curtains

Fold the top and bottom of the ribbon pieces about 1/2” in and pin securely. Next you will sew 1/2” inseam on the top of the curtain and 1/2” inseam on the bottom of the ribbon…along side whole curtain.

Hanging-Curtains-With-Ribbon

Hang them up and enjoy the new warmth to your room!!

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    • says

      Thank you so much for bringing this to my attention! I can’t believe I left out such a HUGE detail! My fabric when I received it was already 56 inches wide, so that’s the width I used on each panel. Off to update the tutorial right now and fix that! Thanks again!

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