Follow our simple instructions to make new eyelet curtains to transform your window.
Looking to add a dash of modern-country style to your windows? Then follow our simple steps for creating your own eyelet curtain in must-have tartan. This classic design pretties up a space and lends a cosy cottage vibe. The eyelet heading creates a simple, modern edge and an eyelet curtain is easy to hang as it just slides on to the pole so you can shut out the bad weather in style.
YOU WILL NEED
Balmoral fabric in Mulberry, £19.99 per m, Terrys Fabrics
Iron Sewing machine & thread
Eyelet tape, £4.90 for 3.25m, Terrys Fabrics
Matt chrome eyelets, £8.58 for 26, Terrys Fabrics
1) Measure the length from the curtain pole down to where you want the curtain to end. Add 16cm, to allow for the top and bottom hems, plus the distance from the top of the eyelet to the top edge. Cut your fabric length. Fold 2cm under on each side of the panel, front to back, lightly iron then fold under again. Pin into place and sew to secure the hems.
2) Fold under 2cm at the top of the curtain panel and lightly iron. Pin the eyelet tape along the top edge of the fabric and sew into place. Draw around the inside of each ring with a fabric pen, then cut out these circles to create the eyelet holes.
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3) Press the eyelets into place at the front of the curtain. Fold the bottom 2cm of the panel under and lightly iron. Fold under a further 10cm, pin and machine stitch for the bottom hem. Finally, concertina the curtain to hang on the pole.