Eyelet curtains can be placed in almost any room and are a type of curtains that have metal rings at the top of the curtain.
These metal rings that line the top of the curtain have about an inch and a half diameter and are the means by which they are hung.
For those who love dressing up their windows, sheer eyelet curtains made out of light and airy fabrics are perfect during summer and even spring. In fact, Eyelet curtains can be made from silk, velvet, faux silk, cotton, polyester cotton blend, or basically any other type of curtain fabric.
The most common are eyelet kitchen curtains, eyelet café curtains in the dining room or eyelet fabric curtains gracing your long living room windows. These curtains are so versatile that they are not just for use in houses, but also for business establishments. You will often see them in cafe windows.
Using this type of curtain can create an oasis for your family that acts as a place to relax and socialize. It creates a warm and inviting look that invites people in.
The beauty of eyelet curtains is their simplicity to hang, there is no time wasted trying to thread through curtain hooks into the curtain and then trying to fix them to the curtain rail. This can take a lot of time and can be very frustrating.
They can be made from patterned material or plain material. White eyelet curtains made from fine material give a beautiful airy appearance to any room, as do eyelet lace curtains. If the curtains are patterned care should be taken to ensure that the pattern is not too overwhelming and that it blends naturally with your room furniture and décor.
Depending on what type of material you have and how many curtains you want to make, this project is fairly inexpensive. Eyelet curtains are simple to make, even for those who don’t have much experience in sewing.
When measuring for eyelet curtains it is best if you allow for a double gather as this will give a nice pleat to the curtains when they are closed. Eyelet curtains look better when they don’t extend all the way to the floor, but the length is always your choice when making curtains.
Eyelet curtains usually come in two panels, one at either side of the window. More often than not they are supplied with tie-backs, these are used during the daylight hours when the curtains are open and pull the middle of the curtain to the side giving a wonderful effect. At night the tie-back are unhooked leaving the curtain free to be drawn.
Lighter fabrics can be great for summer time giving the room a nice fresh and airy feel while the heavier style of curtains can make your room feel extra cozy in the harsh winters.
Eyelet Curtains: How to hang
There really are no simpler curtains to hang than eyelet curtains. The curtain poles are a beautiful feature with these curtains with many different stylish designs at their ends. The diameter of these poles varies as does their length so measurements should be taken before purchasing.
Most curtain poles made for eyelet curtains are made from metal, such as stainless steel, brass, or brushed steel. There are also decorative wooden curtain poles available also.