Back tab curtains, also called hidden tab curtains, have tabs or loops sewn onto the back of the curtain header. The rod slips through the tab so that neither is visible from the front. This gives the illusion of the curtain floating in space and creates an elegant, clean line.
How far apart should tabs be on curtains?
You need one tab at each end of the curtain, and then in between you should have a tab every five to eight inches. To figure out how many tabs you need, divide the finished width of your curtain by the spacing measurement of your tabs, then add one.
What is a tab top curtain?
Tab top curtains feature exposed loops of fabric along the top. These wrap around the rail and support the weight of the curtain, for a vintage feel.
How are tab top valances measured?
How to Measure: Tab Top Curtains
- MEASURE LENGTH. Measure from the top of the rod down to where you want the curtain to fall. …
- MEASURE WIDTH. The curtain width should measure 1 ½ the width of the window for fullness.
- STYLING TIP. We suggest a decorative curtain rod because the rod will be visible between tabs.