Joining lined tab-top drapery panels?
Hi, everyone. I hope you have some advice for me.
To avoid the expense of custom-made drapes, I bought four lined tab-top drapery panels for my front room. The panels need to be joined together in pairs, in order to make them wide enough for the window. They also need to be shortened.
When I bought them, I figured, "How hard can it be?" But I'm not really adept at sewing, so I've developed cold feet.
What concerns me is how to join them, since all panels start and end with tabs--does the tab on one panel need to be removed? (I didn't go looking for tab-tops; they were the only ones I found in a colour that suited the room.) How does one deal with the lining?
Should I just take the panels to a professional and hope it doesn't cost too much? Thanks for any help/tips/encouragement you can give!!