Asked on Jan 02, 2017

How can I turn my curtains into eyelet curtains?

by Sparky
Hi can anyone tell me how to make my ordinary tape headed curtains into eyelet curtains.Like the ones in the picture,
how can i turn my curtains into eyelet curtains
  14 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 02, 2017

  • Phyllis Phyllis on Jan 02, 2017

    They are called grommets. You can find them in the fabric department at Hobby Lobby or Wal-Mart.

  • Rebekah Morgan Rebekah Morgan on Jan 03, 2017

    Phyllis is so right. They are also fairly inexpensive and super easy to use. I have used the ones from Walmart.

  • K. K. on Jan 04, 2017

    I remember a long time ago seeing a tool that was used to make a hole in the fabric on one end and the grommet installer on the other end that you used a hammer on the grommets. I don't remember who had it but I bought the tool and it disappeared. I will try to find out if the tool is still in production

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    • Danielle Odin Danielle Odin on Jan 06, 2017

      I have one and it was by Dritz. Everything you need comes with it except for the grommets as it depends on the size of the grommet you need. I have had mine for at least 50 years.

  • K. K. on Jan 04, 2017

    HARBOR FREIGHT costs 3.99 for 120 pc. kit

  • K. K. on Jan 05, 2017

    Yes it comes as a complete kit Grommets & installer (you provide the hammer)

  • K. K. on Jan 05, 2017

    keep me posted if you decide to use the one I told you about. I am curious how it works for you. I used it in (through) a tool box I had and it worked great

  • Amanda Shahan-Shields Amanda Shahan-Shields on Jan 05, 2017

    You can also buy eyelet tape and rings this way you do not need the tool at all. You sew the tape on and use everyday fabric scissors to cut out the holes and push the front rings on. Amazon sell it

  • Wanda sinnema Wanda sinnema on Jan 06, 2017

    the home dec dept of any good fabric / hobby store has the grommets packs, various colors and diameters to fit what you want.. They come with a templete and details. Cutting the fabric circle, depending on what you choose, should be very accurate.. Its not hard after you get the hang of it....

  • Bet8772663 Bet8772663 on Jan 06, 2017

    Dritz makes these grommets in several metal colors and diameters. Check JoAnn's. I couldn't find ready made grommet drapes in the color I wanted. Found rod pocket drapes and bought them in a longer length. I folded the top hem down 2" more than diameter of grommets and centered grommets vertically in the fold down. This helps support the grommets and makes a nice heading. Light weight fabric may need multiple folds. Love the results!

  • Samantha Samantha on Jan 07, 2017

    These grommets are so easy to use. I'm not much of a seamstress and even I got it right. That is a shocker in itself.

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  • Kathy Kathy on Jan 07, 2017

    I did the same thing, but found a grommet kit, with grommets and instructions, that was for use with tarps - heavy duty grommets, simple application. I might have ordered it from harbor freight, but probably got it on amazon (the dangerous place where 1 click buys it for you - don't let your finger hit the button until you have what you want)

  • Bernice H Bernice H on Jan 10, 2017

    @hometalk @miriam how do I put this post in my saved stuff? I don't see the "save " button. Is this a new format?

  • Joan Hedden Joan Hedden on Jan 12, 2017

    The Dritz one is great. Buy sheets or fabric cheap and made curtains all the time. Even bought sheer fabric and made screens for our gazebo for privacy!! Hung it with shower curtain rings. Saves $$$$