Transform your windows with stunning new curtains in three easy steps

Follow our simple instructions to make new eyelet curtains to transform your window.

curtains with windows

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Giles)

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.


Balmoral fabric in Mulberry, £19.99 per m, Terrys Fabrics

Tape measure


Iron Sewing machine & thread


Eyelet tape, £4.90 for 3.25m, Terrys Fabrics

Fabric pen

Matt chrome eyelets, £8.58 for 26, Terrys Fabrics

iron sewing machine

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Giles)

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.


(Image credit: Future PLC/David Giles)

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.

curtain with eyelet holes

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Giles)

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.


Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.