The term eyelet refers to the small holes in the curtains, which can be seen as a decorative element. The eyelets are usually made of metal and are often shaped like circles or ovals. They’re typically placed in sets of three or four, with two sets on the top and one set on the bottom. Depending on their size, they may also be used in other parts of the curtain such as along hems and edges. Eyelets allow light to pass through while still providing privacy so that people outside can’t see inside your home. If you want to install your eyelet curtains for an easy DIY project, all you need is some ribbon and needles (or pins). To attach the ribbon, insert a needle at an angle from the backside of the fabric and thread it through one of the holes. Gently pull it out from behind at about 1/2 inch from where it went into the fabric. Thread another needle into this end before pulling out again until there is 1/4 inch left in front. Slip one end of your ribbon onto this end before pushing both ends back through to create loops with loose ends dangling down. Thread another needle onto both ends and pull tight before tying off firmly at least twice around a hole to secure them tightly together.
How are they hung?
The first step in hanging eyelet curtains is finding the width of your curtain rod. Next, you’ll want to measure the height of your window and subtract 2 inches from that number. This will give you the length of fabric you need for each panel. After measuring, cut two pieces of fabric a few inches longer than that measurement. Use a ruler and pencil or chalk to draw a line where you want your hems at the top and bottom of each panel. For reference, it’s best if these lines are on either side of an imaginary center line drawn down the middle of the curtain. The next step is hemming! Take one panel and fold one long edge over 1 inch towards the wrong side of the fabric. Press this fold with a hot iron then fold again about 3/4 inch towards the wrong side. Iron this second fold and pin it in place. Repeat this process on the other long edge so that both edges now have about 3/4-inch folds turned towards the wrong side (it doesn’t matter which edge is folded). If desired, turn under any raw edges along these folds and press again with an iron before moving on to Step 4. Fold the top hem back 1 inch towards the wrong side of the fabric. Turn this edge under about 1/2-inch and press with a hot iron before pinning it in place to secure it. With both panels finished, start by placing them face to face, matching up all three hems evenly. With right sides facing outwards, sew around all four sides starting at the bottom of one panel and finishing at the top of the opposite one.