So guys, I know many of us love curtains with grommets but stuck with the challenge of making one. Don’t worry; in this write-up, I will be discussing step-by-step methods on how to make curtains with grommets.
As you and I know, grommets add elegance and uniqueness to any curtain panel. Grommets may likely be expensive when compared to conventional curtain drapes.
You should know that adding a grommet to the store-bought curtains or homemade curtains is as easy as ABC. You do not have to be a professional. Even beginners can do it.
Long story short, to have a well-tailored grommet on your curtain, you must have grommet tape. The tape makes adding and sewing grommets and other accessories easier.
How to Make Curtains With Grommets in 3 Simple Steps
Step #1: Gather the Materials
The first step on how to make curtains with grommets is to ensure you have all the material needed ready. You can easily purchase the materials from any local UK curtain store or hardware store. You can also buy online from any reputable e-commerce site.
You will need:
- Matching thread
- Sewing matching
- Grommet kit: Plastic grommet
- Grommet tape
- Curtain panel
You can easily purchase grommet tape from any curtain/fabric store or e-commerce site—grommets tapes sold in yards. When choosing the number of yards, consider how you want your curtains to look. If you want your curtains to look big, then you will need more grommet yards.
You should ensure that the grommet you are purchasing matches the diameter of the holes on the grommet tape. The exact size is significant.
Step #2: Take Measurements
The next step on how to make curtains with grommets is to take measurements. Before placing the grommets on your panel, check the size of your window for drapes.
The measurement should be 8 inches long if you are making your curtain panel. The panel is to accommodate the extra folds that you will need to support the grommets.
Note: you should consider the hem allowance and height of the curtain when taking the measurement.
Step #3: make Panel Fold
Step #4: Add the Grommet Tape
The next step on how to make a curtain with grommets is to add the grommet tape. Now place the grommet tape on the centre along the 4 inches double fold and then pin it. Ensure you do this starting halfway between the hole to avoid any holes at the edge.
Step #5: Cutting
The next step on how to make a curtain with grommets is cutting out the holes. You can use scissors or any other fabric cutting material to cut the fabric.
Step #6: Add the Grommets
In this step, you will then add the grommets. To do this, you should place the centre of both grommets in the hole from the curtain’s front-end, and then on the back-end, you should also put the prong side of the grommet across the centre. After that, you should press down to finish.
Step #7: Hang the Curtain
The last step on how to make a curtain with grommets is hanging. After adding the grommets, use a sewing machine to finish the work. Often, you may not use a sewing machine. Then hang the curtain when all fixed. You can enjoy your curtain.
How Far do I Place Grommets on Curtains?
First of all, the joint space between grommets is 6 inches centre-wise.
Measure and mark the centre of your curtain panel and mark the spacing of your grommets before you start cutting the fabric to be sure you like the spacing.
For the first and last grommets to hang the curtain on the wall, you can still use the 6 inches spacing.
What Size of Rod do I use for Grommet Curtains?
A ¼ inch more oversized grommet will slide smoothly and freely on any curtain rod. However, if you use a one ⅝ inches grommet, you should use a one ⅜ inches diameter rod for smooth and free sliding.
How can I Hang my Grommet Curtains Without Using a Rod?
There are several ways in which you can use to hang curtains with grommets. They include:
- Using a rope
- Nail clips
- Upholstery tacks
- Copper pipes
- Sports equipment
- Tree branches
Can I Use a Curtain Ring With Grommets?
Curtain ring clips do a good job when used with flat panels. You can also use them with rod pocket curtains if you choose to. However, panel grommets often need curtain rings to slip through and open the grommets and close the grommet.
How do I Measure the Width of my Grommet Curtains?
To measure the width of your grommet curtains, you will need:
- Curtain rod
- Installation tools
Step #1: Measure both centres of the grommet.
Measure and take note of the numbers.
Step #2: Next, you hang the curtain rod you will use on the wall.
Step #3: Now, you will need to determine the number of spaces you want your cover to cover. If you want it to cover more area, then you may need more curtains.
Step #4: Now, you will need to multiply the available space by 1.5 inches. This allowance is for a typical grommet curtain panel, and it will give fullness.
Grommets are spaced about 6 inches apart in the centre. The first and last grommet inserted into the space needed for returning to and in front of the window. I hope reading through this write-up, you have learned how to how to make curtains with grommets