DIY Style: How to Make Grommet Curtains

Add a professional look to your home with this easy drapes DIY.

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Grommets add a modern and professional finish to any curtain panel. They also tend to cost more than regular drapes. However, adding grommets to premade or custom panels isn’t as hard as it looks. The secret to having a well-tailored grommet panel is grommet tape. This one little sewing accessory makes adding grommets to curtains a breeze. 

Supplies

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  • curtain panel
  • grommet tape
  • plastic grommet kit
  • iron
  • matching thread, pins and sewing machine

You can find grommet tape online or at fabric stores. It is typically sold by the yard.  The amount you’ll need will depend on how full you want your curtains to look. Make sure the  grommets you purchase to go with the tape matches the diameter of the holes on the grommet tape.  

Measure

Before you place your grommets on your panel, you’ll need to how to measure your windows for drapes. If you are making your own curtain panels, it needs to be eight inches longer to accommodate the extra folds needed to support the grommets. This measurement needs to take into account the height of the curtain rod and hem allowance.

Make Panel Fold

Add Grommet Tape

Cut Out Holes

Add Grommets

Hang

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Slip the rings onto a curtain rod and enjoy your new look. 

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