Do you know how to sew grommet curtains? The steps are straightforward.
They’re similar when you’re sewing a curtain; the only difference is that you’re using a grommet.
Believe me! I tend to want to do something else, yet, I can’t easily determine in particularity.
And it occurs to me, especially when there are arrays of options; I’m challenged of what to choose.
Lucky for you, my friends.
Why did you ask? It’s because you can make your grommet curtains with a breeze.
So, without further ado, let’s start!
What Are Grommets?
Grommets are the steering frame, allowing curtains to maintain their form and looks.
On the other hand, it aids in the maintenance of the curtain. H
Have you ever heard of an eyelet curtain? Well, eyelet curtains are another name for them.
Grommets consist of rings inserted into the header, and they serve as a reference for your curtains.
Undoubtedly, using this is the best way to keep your curtains in good condition, and you can be assured that they will remain that way.
Your curtain rods are placed into circle hoops seen on top of your curtains.
Steps To Sew Grommet Curtains?
So, how to sew grommet curtains?
Don’t fret! Here are the ways in sewing your grommet curtains:
Step #1. Get the things you need
You need a few things to start sewing your grommet curtains; here are the following:
- Sewing kit or machine
- Grommet top kits
- A fabric according to your preference
- Thread matching the fabric
- Measuring tape
- Iron and board
These things, I’m sure, are readily available at home.
So, there’s no need to worry about where to get this or that, okay?
Step #2. Measure the window
After you’ve prepared all the things that you need, it’s time for you to get that measuring tape and measure your windows.
Don’t forget to determine the measurement of your window’s length and width.
So, you will need a fabric that is twice the width of your window. In terms of the length, you would need to add another 12 inches.
Now, cut your fabric accordingly.
Lay the fabric on a flat surface or preferably on the floor.
When cutting, it’s advisable as it can ensure you cut in straight lines.
Step #3. Iron the fabric
I guess I don’t have to explain a lot about how you will iron the fabric.
You’ve already known that, right?
Here’s just a tip for you!
Don’t give up even if it feels tiring; ironing the fabric is sure to give you an excellent result.
When ironing, do so on an ironing board.
You should not turn the heat the way up; otherwise, you will burn your fabric.
Don’t settle to less or more; just go with the medium setting.
In this way, you can prevent wrinkles. And the fabric will surely look neat.
When ironing, do so on the wrong side, thereby avoiding damage on the visible side.
So, even if you might burn a certain area, it won’t be obvious.
Step #4. Fold the fabric and hem it
So, you would need to fold the fabric’s edges.
In doing so, you can create hems.
Well, you can fold the edges twice to make a hem, with a height of around two to three inches.
At the top of the curtain, however, you would need four inches.
Why do you ask?
It’s because the upper hem is where you’ll be attaching the grommets.
Ensure that the hem is wide enough, able to hold the grommet’s size.
Now, put pins on the hems you’ve made.
Step #5. Sew the edges
Here’s an exciting step for you.
Now that the edges have pins, it will be easy for you to sew the hems on the sides.
You will need to sew the hems at most an inch away from the folded hem.
In this step, you would either need a sewing kit or a machine, depending on what’s available.
Well, it may require a simple sewing skill, but it’s easy, my friends.
If you have a sewing machine, create a straight stitch.
On the other hand, you would need basting or backstitch.
Step #6. Measure the rod
If you want to keep the grommets intact, you will need to have a reference, and that’s determined when you measure the curtain rod.
After you measure the rod, divide it by the number of grommets you have.
Then, make a hole in it.
Step #7. Place the grommet
So, in placing the curtain, you would need to put the ones with grooves on the wrong side.
That being said, the top of your curtain should be facing in front.
See to it that the grommets you have are properly aligned with the holes.
From the top, you would need to press down the grommet; do so firmly.
At the moment you’ve attached the grommets, you’ll hear a snap.
The process is the same with the rest of the grommets; just repeat, my friends.
The very last step is slipping the rod into the holes from the time you’re finished.
That’s all there is!
It’s A Wrap!
See? It’s straightforward on how to sew grommet curtains.
How much more if you’re already a pro in sewing?
For sure, it is fun to do during your past time!