A month or so ago, I wrote for some advice regarding drapes. Well I have finished one set using back tabs and I think they look great. Now I am onto the next set. For this set I want to try using the pleater tape. I found some tape that makes smaller pleats. I sewed the tape on top and bottom, leaving 1 inch of material at the top of the drape. When I pulled in the strings, the pleats looked messy and I didn't like them at all. Is there something I should know? Am I sewing the tape on the wrong way? Is it the wrong tape? I might have to give up and just use the back tabs. I really like the idea of ribbon for the tabs. It worked well - less weight than using material and much faster.