How to Make Eyelet Curtains

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Making eyelet curtains always requires you to keep a few key things in mind. Make eyelet curtains with help from an experienced designer in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Barbara from Yes Spaces. And today, we're going to talk about how to make eyelet curtains. The first thing you need to know if you want to create your own eyelet curtains, is that they're actually called grommets in the home decor section. So that's what you're going to go looking for is grommets. There's a little bit of a trick to making these kind of curtains. They have to be spaced correctly and you have to have an even number of grommets in the top of panel to make them to work. Otherwise you're going to have one end of the curtain just sticking straight out at you. They have to start at the wall and return to the wall. And in order to do that, you need an even number. Usually they're going to be about six inches apart on center. Which means you're going to start three inches from your edge. So, the first thing we're going to do, we're going to pretend this is the top of your window panel. We're going to start by measuring three inches out, put a little mark. That's going to be the exact center of our circle. We're going to move over six inches, three plus six is nine, we put a mark there. And we continue doing that all the way across, making sure that we end with an even number. If you put two large panels together, you're going to want to want three inches off of one side. So that the seam is not right in the front of the drape, it's actually back in one of your recesses. So, now that we have all of our parts out, we're going to pretend that this is the top of our panel. An important thing when you're doing this, is you want to make sure the header where you're going to be putting your grommet, is at least four inches deep. So that you have room to accommodate the grommet. We're going to center our template that came in the package and put the X right in the middle of it, right on the center of our X, and draw our circle. And that is going to be where we're going to cut it out. So, next thing we're going to do, is I like to use the center cross to fold it. So that I only have to, you have to make sure your top is square and that you're right on the center. And then, you only have to cut half of it. Now, these come in all kinds of finishes, I like these matte black because they look more expensive. But if your'e putting this on a shower curtain, make sure that you do not buy a metal that's going to rust. You want it to be plastic or stainless steel, I suppose. So, we've got our circle, we then take our two halves. Every box is going to have slightly different directions, so the follow the directions for the brand that you've purchased. But these have a prong side and a side that just snaps right into this. It says to put our prong side on the underside of the fabric, line it up, so your hole's right there. Lay this on top and press with the palm of your hand. And you heard it snap, that means we're in. And you keep doing that all the way across, until you have an eyelet curtain.

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