14 February, 2010

Back Tab Drapes Tutorial

I'm linking up to Smiling Sally's Blue Monday, and to Susan's Metamorphosis Monday. Thank you ladies for hosting. Click on the link to see other posts.




I have another pair of drapes which have tab on the back. I found these blue drapes at the Thrift Shop. Since I have the sheers on the same pole, I didn't want to use rings in the blue drapes. I have another pair of drapes which have a tab on the back, as opposed to the top. I though that would work for these. This is how I created tabs on the back.


I already had this wide ribbon and I purchased a tube of E-6000 glue.


I cut six pieces of ribbon just a little longer than the top of the drapes.


I glued them on the back over where the pleats were. Leave some space for the pole to go through.






Just slide them on a drapery rod. Voila! No need to buy rings.

20 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Great tutorial, Karen! That's a great idea! :-)

Happy Valentine's Day! Hope it was lovely...

XO,

Sheila :-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

P.S. Did you do your tea yet???

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Great quick ans easy do it yourself "thrifty style"! Love it.

Happy blue Monday!

xinex said...

Very clever idea, Karen! Thanks for sharing...Christine

LV said...

A great idea and showing for today. I will have to leave that kind of job with you. I have no talent for any kind of sewing.

Kathy said...

That is such a good idea Karen. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Treasia Stepp said...

What a great idea. Why the heck hadn't I thought of this one? LOL.

Debbie said...

That is a great idea!~ Now if only I could make curtains LOL!!~

SmilingSally said...

Now THAT's thinking! Thanks and Happy Blue Monday!

chubskulit said...

very practical, thanks for sharing.

Pre-Valentine Date

Becky K. said...

Aren't you creative!
Love this!

I took photos for your Bedroom Meme but wasn't happy with any of them.

I'll keep trying and maybe one of these weeks....

I am just back from a very cold walk with the dogs and am enjoying the Blue Monday list!

Becky K.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The drapes look fabulous and such a good tutorial. Hugs, Marty

jeanne said...

Hi Karen, I love your thrifty purchase. The drapes are lovely. The tab idea is terrific. I have used 5000 glue before but I didn't think about gluing fabric. Thanks for the tip.
Hugs, Jeanne

Marice said...

awww thanks for the great tip! :)

u may view mine here

daylily777 said...

Great idea !
Happy Blue Monday !
Blessings,
~Myrna

♥ Kathy said...

How neat! Happy Blue Monday

Joy said...

What a great tip, thanks and they look very nice. Have a great week!

Carol said...

So clever! Have a wonderful week!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

BRILLIANT! laurie

Mary said...

Clever! Happy Blue Monday!