How to make lined grommet curtains?
Well, it’s easy. It’s just like making a curtain but with the use of curtain grommets.
Have you ever experienced yourself wanting something, but you don’t know what it is exactly?
Well, I have. I had trouble finding what I need, especially when there are lots of options.
That is true! Especially when I am choosing a curtain to replace my old ones.
Have you also had that hard time?
Luckily for me, I found some old sheets in my mother’s storage box that one has never used before.
It has a good design, and I think it is an excellent addition to my window draperies.
So I made it into a curtain.
The expert thing you’ll ever need is your sewing skills and ability to sew in a straight line; if you have a sewing machine, the better.
How To Make A Lined Grommet Curtain?
So, how to make lined grommet curtains?
Here are the following steps in making your grommet curtain:
Step #1. Prepare the things you need
The first thing you’ll ever going to need is the following tools and materials.
When it comes to fabrics, old fabrics or sheets will do, but you can buy them from the textiles or online if you want to find and purchase one yourself.
Sewing machine or kit
Now, this is what I was talking about earlier. You need to have at least the essential skill in sewing for you to make your grommet curtain.
You can also use a sewing machine to save up some time. Sewing machines may be manual or electric.
If you don’t have a sewing machine in your UK home, you can always switch up to the traditional way using a sewing kit.
Choose a thread that suits the colour of your fabric. If your material has various patterns, use the colour that appears the most.
Any sharp scissors will do. Make sure that it can cut into fabrics.
I’m sure you’ve heard of this one.
We’ll use a measuring tape to ensure each dimension are correct.
Grommet top kits
These grommet top kits are available online for your convenience.
These man will use to cover the curtain holes.
Of course, you will use pins to hold the fabric in place for a more effortless sewing experience.
Iron and board
That is to keep the fabric neat from crumples and be more detailed when pleated.
Step #2. Measure
After you have prepared the following tools and materials, you are going to measure the window next.
Measure its width and length.
Double the width, add an extra 12 inches to the length and cut it out of your fabric.
Make sure to lay the fabric on the floor or any flat surface when cutting to ensure an even line.
Step #3. Ironing
Next is to iron the fabric.
Yes, it may be tiresome, but it will yield a good result. Iron the fabric on the ironing board.
Do not turn the heat all the way up because you might burn the fabric.
Turn the heat to a medium just right to make the crumpled parts neat.
Iron the wrong side of the curtain to avoid damaging the good side.
I mean, you don’t want to get the front part burned.
Step #4. Hem the fabric
Fold the edges for hems. A 2-3 inches double folded hems will do.
Make it 4 inches at the top.
That is where you will attach the grommets.
Make sure that the final hem will be wide enough to accommodate the size of your grommets.
Pin the hems and proceed to the next step.
Step #5. Sewing
The next step is sewing. Since you’ve pinned the edges down, sew these edges along the sides.
Sew it an eighth of an inch away from the folded hem.
You could either use a sewing machine or a sewing kit.
Basic sewing knowledge is a necessity in this activity.
If you’re going to use a sewing machine, make use of the straight stitch.
Although if you are going to use sewing by hand, make use of the backstitch or basting.
Step #6. Measure the curtain rod
Measure your curtain rod. That will be your reference for placing the grommets in place.
Divide the length by how many grommets you are going to use and bust a hole on it.
In the grommet, there is a template to mark the curtain with the grommet’s size.
Use this to find the right size of the hole for your curtain.
Step #7. Placing the grommet
Place the grooved side at the wrong side of the curtain and the top on the front.
Make sure that the grommets are lined with the holes you made.
Press the grommet down from the top and press it firmly.
You will hear a snap once the grommets are attached.
Repeat these steps to the remaining grommets.
Once you finished the job, slip the rod curtain through the holes. Then you’re done.
It is easy how to make lined grommet curtains.
Especially if you have basic knowledge of sewing, this activity is also suitable as a pastime.
You can follow these steps and make yourself careful when using the iron clothes and the sewing machine.