beautiful curtains on the eyelets The original purpose of curtains is heat retentionand draft protection. In addition to their direct appointment, today they have an aesthetic and psychological function. If you decide to bring a highlight to your interior, curtains on the eyelets with your own hands will be one of the best solutions, because they combine aesthetics and practicality. Eyelets are built-in curtain rings or figures. Curtains using eyelets are relevant for many rooms. They emphasize the beauty of the fabric. Thanks to the eyelets, the curtain falls into expressive, soft, even, harmonious vertical creases. This kind of curtains will perfectly decorate the window. This design will be relevant for all modern styles: minimalism, high-tech, Scandinavian and others. Also, the curtains with the elements included in them also serve to delineate the room into spaces and zones.

Preparation for sewing

The main components for sewing such curtains are:

  • the cloth;
  • eyelets-rings;
  • lovernaya tape (or nonwoven, proklamin).

Related accessories: sewing machine, thread, scissors, iron, tailor's m, pencil, paper for patterning (press punch for metal eyelets). When choosing eyelets you need to decide on:

  • form (round, oval, curly);
  • material from which they are made;
  • color;
  • the diameter of the inner hole.

In general, the cornices with a roundcross-section, hang curtains with eyelets of the appropriate shape. They should be in harmony with the material of curtains and furniture fittings. It is more practical to use plastic ones (they are cheaper, they provide a quiet movement on the cornice, do not damage its surface, it is more convenient and safer for the fabric when washing). For easy moving of curtains, the diameter of the hole must be 1.5 cm larger than the diameter of the eaves rod. choice of fabric

Fabric, sizes of curtains

To achieve the optimum completeness of the curtains(the coefficient of the assembly along the cornice), the ratio of the width of the fabric to the length of the cornice should be approximately 1: 2. However, if you want to get a curtain almost without folds, you can take a cloth with a width of one and a half the length of the cornice. Do not forget about the lateral folds. To the width of the curtains, add 7 cm on each side. The length of the tissue should also be taken more, as it will later be bent approximately 5 cm from the bottom. And so the cornice is almost level with the holes of the rings, then the top edge of the finished curtain, the so-called "comb", is 2-5 cm above it.

Using eyelets

The number must be even, i.e. Share on 2. It is necessary that the side edges of the curtains are directed towards the wall. An odd number will send one of the edges to the side of the room. This shortcoming on the finished curtain will be impossible to fix. There is a certain average value of the distance between the centers of the rings-eyelets - 15-22 cm, optimally 18 cm. The greater the distance between them, the larger the folds. From the side edge to the center of the nearest eyelet - 5-7 cm. The eyelet should not coincide with the lateral bend, otherwise because of the large thickness it will not close. And the formula for calculating the number of eyelets is as follows. It (X) will be equal to the width of the finished curtain (L) minus two distances from the center of the first eyelet to the side edge of the curtain (b), divided by the distance between the eyelets themselves (c). To this value it is necessary to add one. X = (L - 2b) / c + 1 Example: the curtain will be 3 m wide and the outer diameter 7.5 cm. The side edge bend is 2.2 cm. Calculation is as follows: (300 cm - 2 x 6.3 cm): 18 cm + 1 = 16.9 pcs. But since the number should be even, it is necessary to round up to 16 or to 18. If you take 16 pieces, then the distance between the centers of the eyelets will be: (300 cm - 2 x 6.3 cm): (16 - 1) = 19.6 cm , if 18, then (300 cm - 2 x 6.3 cm): (18 - 1) = 16.9 cm. fastening of eyelets to fabric


  • In order to check the possible shrinkage of the material, first prodkatiruyte it (the fabric must be soaked, dried to a slightly moist condition and ironed iron).
  • Process the top of the curtains. For this, measuring from the edge of the fabric a width equal to the double width of the ribbon, bend it inside out, press and insert the tape into the resulting fold. Then fold the fabric again so that the ribbon ribbon turns out to be wrapped. Glue the iron very carefully, so that the hot melt melts, but it does not leak through the fabric (you can use a presser). It is not necessary to drive with an iron. Then you can cut off the remaining ribbon, retreating to the width of the lateral fold.
  • Treat the side edges and the bottom of the canvas.
  • Lay the canvas on the table. Make hand-made markings for eyelets, position the position of the extreme elements, placing a point in the center of each of them as a marker for the fabric.
  • After calculating the distance between the centers of the eyelets- Y (and for this purpose the distance between the extreme eyelets (H) is divided by the number of eyelets - X - minus 1, ie the formula will have the form Y = H: x - 1) to mark the center of each hole.
  • Mark the holes by attaching the eyelet and paying attention, so that everyone was strictly in the center of the gracious shape.
  • Carefully either cut the holes with scissors, oryou can use a special punch. Cut holes should be, retreating 1-2 mm from the markings in order for the edge to completely disappear inside the element and to keep it firmly enough.
  • On the underside of the curtains, put the bottom ring, and thenput a decorative half on top and snap it. The louver is considered to be fixed by a characteristic click. For plastic rings, no special equipment is required. This is done manually. If you chose metal eyelets, then without a special press-puncher or service atelier can not do.
  • Curtains with eyelets of good quality can be washed without removing the rings, but it is advisable to do this in a special bag for washing.