I’m no master of the sewing machine. I know enough to lay down some stitches on some basic home decor items like curtains and pillows. I’ve attempted (and succeeded on!) […]
I’m no master of the sewing machine. I know enough to lay down some stitches on some basic home decor items like curtains and pillows. I’ve attempted (and succeeded on!) the occasional zipper install, costume and purse, but mostly I just hope to get things to the right measurements.
Between the two actual houses I’ve lived in, I’ve sewn a ton of curtains for both closets and windows. Though I love, love, love grommet curtains, I never attempted those because they seemed so darn hard (I always used a tab or rod pocket). That is, until I was determined to have custom grommet curtains in my master bedroom.
Making these was SO easy! Here’s how I did it:
For the sides and bottom, I folded the material over twice the width I wanted the seam to be, pinned and ironed it.
I then tucked the frayed seam inside and used Heat Bond to secure everything in place. I followed up with a stitch just for aesthetics.
For the top, I folded the material a little over 5” down (to ensure that I could still roll the frayed edge inside the seam) and ironed.
I cut three long strips of Heat Bond that I placed inside the fold (shown on top here just for placement inside).
I then ran a stitch along the bottom of the fold.
The only slightly challenging part about the grommets was ensuring that they were spaced equally, but once I had the math figured out, it was easy.
I just cut a circle in the material, inserted one side of the grommet through the back side of the curtains and pressed the other side in until it snapped together.
Et voila! I now have AMAZING curtains that look like I bought them from a high-end store, all for just the price of the fabric, a role of heat bond and some grommets (links to all materials at the end of the post).
Now that they’re done and hung, I have only one question: WHY DIDN’T I TRY THIS BEFORE?!?!
(some affiliate links)
Fabric: Richloom Doyle Adriant Blue Jacquard Geometric Upholstery Fabric
Iron (no link – you should have one) 😉
Sewing Machine (not technically required, but good to have)
Yard Stick (I like metal ones): https://amzn.to/3bXiNWV
Sharp Scissors: https://amzn.to/2v9R8Br
Heat Bond Ultra Hold (2 roles): https://amzn.to/2uhXeiK