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. What you will need grommet, tape, curtain panel, 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.
Before you place your grommets on your panel, you need to know 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 hemming allowance. This hanging type cannot be adjust, the overall height of the curtain is the final measurement. So be sure to have your curtains measurement correctly or someone to help determine the final height of the rod.
Now that your Easy to-Hanging Grommets Curtain Panel: have metal-lined holes in the curtains. Which are above the top edge of the curtain. Measure and mark the location you want to hanger your Grommet curtains on the wall. It can be difficult to replicate these measurements on both sides of the window. So, to have them turn out perfectly level, creating a quick cardboard template, this will so the trick. To do this, cut the corner out of a square piece of cardboard that can fit over the top corner of the window frame.
Make sure you measure from floor to the corner of the top window frame. Then move the cardboard up to where you want the panel to hang on the wall. Tape it in place and do this on both side. Make sure the cardboard is level on both side.