Tiebacks add a decorator’s touch with straight-hanging curtain panels. Curtain tieback hardware and readymade accessories such as cords can be pricey. If you’re decorating your home on a budget, then think about using ribbon to give your rooms a cozy and elegant appearance. You can purchase ribbon by the yard at a fabric or craft store, or buy a strip of fabric in a contrasting color or texture. You may also piece together various colours or textures of fabrics to produce a sash long enough to tie around your curtain panels in a bow.
Wrap the ribbon around your curtain panel — approximately halfway down the panel — and then tie a knot on the face of the panel. Ensure that the ribbon tails drop evenly, and redo the knot if needed. For example, if you’re using 1 yard of ribbon, each tail must measure approximately 18 inches. Then gently pull up the top half of curtain to produce the swoop that provides it an hourglass look.
Standing at the side of your curtain panel, then form two “rabbit ears” of equal measure using the ribbon — you’ll form a “U” in involving the rabbit ears as a result. Cross the rabbit ears, which turns the “U” to a circle, and slip the left ear via the circle. You can also slide the right ear via the circle.
Pull the formed bow tightly to fasten it. Tug the bow to out it, and puff each side as desirable. You might wish to let a bow shaped from soft fabric such as voile droop for a relaxed appearance. Cut the ribbon tails to your preferred length.