Should eyelet curtains be double width?
You need to allow for both flat panels to be a minimum of one and a half times the curtain pole width. I personally think they look much better at double the pole width. To work out the length (drop) for your new eyelet curtains. you will need to hold the tape measure at the top edge of the curtain pole.
Do eyelet curtains look cheap?
One the reasons eyelets are cheaper (and look cheaper) is because they don't use as much fabric, so you lose the cosy fullness of pencil-pleat curtains.
Do you need a special pole for eyelet curtains?
The curtain pole rings are not needed for eyelet curtains so it is perfectly feasible to remove them from your existing curtain pole and slide your new eyelet curtains directly onto the pole. So if your pole is 28mm diameter or slightly smaller then it will be fine for your eyelet curtains.
How do you fix eyelet rings on curtains?
They look great in a sheer, billowy fabric and result in deeper folds in the curtain. Tip As the curtain hardware is very exposed, it's important to invest in high quality, good-looking poles and finials. Eyelet curtains can only be used with curtain poles and have a contemporary, almost industrial feel.
How do you make eyelet curtains with blackout lining?
How to hang linings with eyelet curtains. Remove your curtains from the pole and lay them face down on a flat surface. Place the lining on top of the curtain with the header tape facing towards you. Insert your curtain hooks into the header tape pockets as shown.
How do I measure for eyelet curtains?
Eyelet curtains should be hung from curtain poles. Simply measure between the finials (the decorative ends) to obtain the width. Drop: The inner edge of the eyelet is set down 3cm from the top of the curtain so you need to allow for this when measuring or your curtains will be 3 cm too short!
What size pole do I need for eyelet curtains?
The diameter of the inside of an eyelet ring (or grommet) is normally 40mm. The ideal diameter of a metal curtain pole for eyelets is 28mm. So if your pole is 28mm diameter or slightly smaller then it will be fine for your eyelet curtains.
What width are eyelet curtains?
For normal eyelet curtains we need to multiply this by 2. So we would need curtains that are 140 x 2 = 280cm wide. If we wanted an extra thick look we would multiply our width by 2.5 times, 140 x 2.5 = 350cm. When you buy ready-made curtains the packet normally states the width of one of a pair.