How to sew a curtain on eyelets

There are many options for mounting curtains on the ledge. One of them is the fastening of paintings on metal or plastic rings that are installed in the material. Sewing such curtains is easy on their own, even without special sewing skills.

What are eyelets

Sewing craftsmen are familiar with the design of the eyelet and its purpose. This hardware is designed to enhance the strength of the edges of the product. Used for threading through it various ropes, cables, cords and cornices.

The original mount has several advantages:

  • universality and compatibility with any interior;
  • ease of installation regardless of the thickness of the material;
  • esthetics and attractive appearance;
  • ease in movement of a curtain on an eaves;
  • low laboriousness with independent sewing;
  • beautiful and uniform undulation of the canvas;
  • high wear resistance.

There are also negative aspects that can occur during the operation of curtains with eyelets:

  • metal fasteners undergo corrosion or wear after several washings;
  • high risk of spoiling the fabric when cutting;
  • It takes time to sew beautiful curtains on your own.

Eyelets are usually made of a round shape of metal or plastic. They are often imitated in wood, leather or steel. Eyelets in the form of triangles, ovals, squares and other decorative figures are sold in sewing stores.

Important! Before you go shopping for rings, decide on the fabric and cornice. During the purchase process, fasteners must be applied to the fabric to make sure that it really fits and matches in color and texture.

How to sew curtains on eyelets, a detailed instruction for beginners

Any housewife is capable of creating an original thing that will decorate the interior of the room. To do this, it is enough to be able to thread a thread into the eye of a needle and operate a sewing machine. In addition, sewn curtains with your own hands will significantly save the family budget.

Fabric preparation

After acquiring material and accessories, it is necessary to wash and iron the cloth. After washing and ironing, it will acquire the final shape and will not change it during the cutting process.

Reference! When buying, you should take into account the thickness of the cornice beam, which will hold the curtain. The thin bar may bend if the curtain is too heavy.

Cut fabric

Before you begin to cut out the fabric, you need to check the dimensions and make sure that there are all materials and tools for work.

For work you will need:

  • small sharp-pointed scissors;
  • basting needle;
  • ruler or tape measure, chalk or a bar of soap;
  • iron;
  • fabric, threads, grommets and grommet;
  • sewing machine.

Attention. You can ask the store in advance to cut the fabric into two pieces, so as not to suffer at home and not spend time on it.

Fabric cutting consists of the following steps:

  • bottom processing. All seams: side, top and bottom are bent with a double seam. The bottom is bent by 5 cm to the wrong side, ironed and folded again at the same distance. The resulting seam must be secured with pins or a basting seam;
  • top processing. From above make a bend of 2 cm, iron and bend another 12 cm. Then you need to measure the grommet. It should be 8 cm shorter than the material (allowances for side seams 4 cm on each side). Next, the resulting seam is unbent and the tape is inserted inside. The seam should completely cover the lining layer and have exactly the same width. After that, the top of the curtains are well ironed so that the reinforcing strip adheres to the fabric. The result obtained is fixed with pins or a basting seam;
  • processing the sides of the curtains. On the sides, the cloth is bent by 2 cm with a double seam and buttoned it.

Important! In order that the fabric does not move out, and the seams turn out to be smooth and beautiful, it is necessary to make the marking by hand: with a needle and thread. Safety pin fastening can cause personal injury while sewing.

Sewing curtains

Sewing the curtains consists in the final processing of the side seams, the manufacture of holes and the installation of rings. Before starting work, it is necessary to check the operation of the machine and the correct installation of the thread in the device.

  • all seams are sewn along almost their very internal fold (1 mm). The upper seam is made last.
  • holes are prepared from the edges of the future curtain. Having retreated 3 cm from the top and 4 cm from the side, the center of the eyelet will be determined. Fasteners are placed on this place and its inner diameter is encircled.
  • the resulting circle is cut with scissors. The hole should be wider by 2 mm of a circled circle.
  • cringle consists of two parts. The decorative element of the fastener is placed on the front of the canvas. From the wrong side, it is clamped by the second element until a click is heard. The remaining grommets should be located at a distance of no more than 20 cm from each other. It is necessary to note in advance the installation locations of the fasteners and fix them on the fabric in the same way.

Important! If you are reluctant to make holes for the curtains yourself, in the shops to the curtains they sell ready-made tapes with punched holes and inserted grommets.

Size calculation

An important role is played by the initial stage of window measurements and the calculation of consumables. When sewing curtains, it is necessary to take into account several nuances:

  • Before you buy fabric, you need to know the distance from the cornice to the floor. Then add to this number 14 cm above and 10 cm below the hem.
  • the future curtain should be twice as wide as the window opening. To the width of the curtains, it is necessary to allow 4 cm on each side.
  • the number of eyelets should be even.

After all the calculations have been completed, you can safely go to the sewing store and buy all the consumables there.

From tailoring to sewing

Amateurs and experienced seamstresses would like to give a few recommendations:

  • if it is planned to hang two curtains on the ledge, an additional allowance of material should be given to fit the picture;
  • the thinner the material, the less wrinkles it requires, and, consequently, the width of the material;
  • before installing the grommet, you can practice on a piece of fabric and, after a successful result, move on to the main material;
  • it is best to wash the curtains by hand.

Accurate and high-quality tailoring, as well as gentle washing and operation, will preserve the original appearance of curtains.

What fabric is best for sewing curtains

For curtains with eyelets, any material is suitable, regardless of its density. Transparent fabrics can compete with tight competitors. When sewing products made of thin material, it is important to place the rings closer to the upper edge of the curtains.

Less hassle is provided by dense materials in which the edges do not crumble. So the seamstress will be easier to make holes, and attach the fasteners. Such a curtain will last for many years.

In addition, designers offer to purchase fabrics with vertical stripes. Such a pattern emphasizes the presence of waves, which are obtained due to the grommets.

The material can be any colors and combinations. It is not forbidden to combine several shades. For example, the orange top and the transparent bottom of the canvas.

The content of the article will allow any housewife to sew curtains with grommets, even without much experience in sewing. Thanks to the choice of fabrics and accessories sold in sewing stores, you can create unique curtains that will only be in your home.