Friday, February 17, 2012

Updating Tab Top Panels

Tab Top draperies and curtains have been decorating windows for many, many years. Often considered a"country" or "historic" style, tab tops often overlooked for more modern interiors.

In a recent Rowley Company free webinar, Susan Woodcock shared some of her favorite techniques for updating the tab top design.  Here are a few pictures from the webinar, showcasing details like buttons, micro welt cord, pleats and ruching.

Check the Rowley Company website for upcoming live and recorded webinars on topics ranging from draperies to upholstery, top treatments, pillows and more.  

Stationary Tab Top Side Panel with Euro Pleats
Tabs feature buttons above the pole rod and micro welt cord in the seam.

Trefoil tab for creates an updated bow tie.

Dramatic rouched tabs with slouched spaces.  Bump interlining helps to create deep, soft folds in this design.

Gathered tabs are cinched with a matching scrunchie on this stationary panel.
Contrast lined tabs with micro welt cord and goblet pleats.

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