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Old 04-27-2006, 01:05 PM   #1
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Curtain tabs

I found some great fabric the other day and it is exactly what I wanted for my curtains. I want to get started but the small rubbery curtain tabs confuse me. Do I construct the curtains first then attach them to the tabs or do I incorporate the tabs into the curtains within the seams? I hope my question makes sense!
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Depends on what kind of tabs you're referring to, sounds like you have the flat kind? Those would be sewn to the curtain either during or after.
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Old 04-27-2006, 01:28 PM   #3
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I found some great fabric the other day and it is exactly what I wanted for my curtains. I want to get started but the small rubbery curtain tabs confuse me. Do I construct the curtains first then attach them to the tabs or do I incorporate the tabs into the curtains within the seams? I hope my question makes sense!
Does this help, we made the curtains then sewed on the tabs.
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Old 04-27-2006, 01:58 PM   #4
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I'll be doing the same thing this weekend. I think they should be sewn on after. I don't think the needle of the machine can be selective enough to put it self in those little spaces without cracking the plastic tab.
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this is the type I was refering to.....
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Old 04-27-2006, 04:20 PM   #6
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this is the type I was refering to.....
Those are the same as the ones on our shower curtain. They had needle holes in them from the old curtain which was missing, so I sewed them on with my machine. No problem ~

Good luck with the curtain projects, it's a big task...I was scared to start but once I was down very satisfied with the results.

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If you have a small version of an awning rail as a curtain track and it's riveted to the wall, then you probably want to use the elastic type "G"-Tabs.
These are available from any AS dealer and not to be cofused with the 'T"- Tabs which are commonly available but only used for overhead track (i.e. in a valance, not on the wall). They'll run you about 40 cents /tab.
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We ended up sewing the tabs into part of the pleat with the machine, and then finished the pleat. My mother was able to program the distance needed to cover and pop in a hole in the webbing in her super cool computerized machine.

Here is a look at the finished product.
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