Note: This is not a sponsored post. I bought all of the material and the opinions are 100% mine.
When I started to setup the sewing/craft room I used a set of pink curtains I found in the garage. Since I had painted the room a light green color the curtains gave a horrible tint to the room, but they at least covered the windows until I found a set of curtains I liked.
I didn’t find a set of curtains I liked, but I did see this package of Dritz Home Curtain Grommets, in Pewter, at a local fabric store. I had never used them before and was willing to try.
Next, I had to find the material I wanted. I happened to be in Walmart one day and saw this material for less than $3.00 per yard. I bought four yards of the main material and four yards of the white material as the liner.
Since I had never used the curtain grommets before I decided to cut a header and attach the grommets to it and then sew the header to the curtain. I used a ruler and pen to mark the center of each grommet location and then used the pen to trace the template mark.
Note: I also decided to stitch the two layers together on the template line so the curtain would not move while I was cutting out the circle. This step wasn’t mentioned on the package or by the fabric store.
To cut out the circle I made a small cut in the middle and then worked my way out to the outer edge. The cashier suggested that I cut the hole slightly inside the template mark which was a very good idea.
I followed the package instructions to install the grommets.
To make sure that the edges of the curtains didn’t roll I top sewed about 1/4″ from the edge of the curtains after I had pinned and ironed the edge flat.
When the curtains were done I hung them up and found out that they were not as full as I wanted.
So, I went back to Walmart and found that they were out of the white material, but I found a black material with the same pattern on clearance also.
So, I bought a third package of the Dritz Home Curtain Grommet and made two curtains, which were half width that I hung on each side.
I think they turned out really good and I would definitely make more of these curtains.
Some additional information:
– I saw similar packages of the curtain grommets at Walmart. I think they were for a slightly different size curtain rod and I don’t know if they go together as easy as the Dritz Home package.
– I recently saw similar curtain grommets used to make a tote bag. She used them as decoration and for the handles to go through.
– I used quilt weight material so I didn’t have to worry about the two layers of material being too thick for the curtain grommets.
– The package of curtain grommets says that the grommets can be removed with a flat screwdriver and that the curtain grommets should not be put through a washing machine, which is another reason I sewed the two layers of material together.
Leave a comment if you have any questions.
What project have you worked on lately?
Later – H