The thought of making grommet top curtains kinda scared me a little at first. I’ve made (or altered) all of the curtains in my house – yet the idea of making these was somewhat daunting. But, I like a good challenge, so when I decided to make some curtains for my kitchen, I wanted to try something new. Ya know what? Grommet top curtains weren’t nearly as complicated as I thought they’d be!
I started out by measuring my windows and cutting my fabric six inches longer than I wanted my curtains to be. I chose this pretty blue medallion print fabric along with blackout lining for them, both courtesy of Online Fabric Store. I used the full width of the fabric and cut from the length.
At the top edge of the front fabric, iron on a six inch strip of fusible webbing (we’ll get to why in a minute.)
Then pin around the two long sides and the top of the fabric (so three sides, leaving the bottom open.)
Next sew up all the way around the three sides, just like with my easy lined curtains tutorial.
Then, I flipped it out to iron. Remember the fusible webbing? Be sure to really iron down that six inches all the way across the top to seal it to the lining. Then iron out all of the edges all the way around to get it all even and neat.
On the back side (where the lining is), cut a piece of grommet tape to the width of the panel. Measure down 1 1/2 inches, then pin the grommet tape all the way across. Trace all of the holes with a pencil on the inside.
Snip inside the hole, cutting it into pieces will help to trim it all out.
Cut all of the circles out all the way around, then line up the grommet tape with the holes and pin it down again.
With coordinating thread to your front fabric, sew down the grommet tape all the way around.
*Thanks to Online Fabric Store for partnering with me on this post. All ideas, opinions, photos and content are my own.*