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Using pull-cord tapes?

Lisa_Decker-Campbell | Posted in The Archives on

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I’ve bought some 4-cord tape for shirring my drapes. These will be floor-length drapes, with no lining. They are made from hand-loomed cotton, so it’s a loosely woven mid-to-heavy-weight fabric.
My question is; how do I attach the pull-cord tape to the draperies? I have been given conflicting suggestions. Do I stitch in the 3 “valleys” between each of the 4 cords? Or do I only stitch around the circumference of the tape? I do realize that I must not stitch over the the pull-cords.

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  1. Crawford_Alice | | #1

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    You have to stitch around the perimeter of the tape but in order for it to sheer, as you'd like it, you have to sew in those valleys as well. In this way it looks a bit like smocking.

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