Sewing / Strengthening edge of fabric for Grommets.
My usual hangout is the Decorating Forum here at GW and as much as this is decorating (and function) related I think I need the help of sewing gurus so here I am.
I have an uncovered breezeway between the sunroom and garage.
Here in S. Calif. we just had a few days of extremely hot weather with more on the way, usually the hottest being August and Sept.
This year I didn't want to lose all my plants that are in containers in that breezeway and I alway wanted to cut down the heat from that direct sun that filters into the sunroom door.
So I bought some Sunbrella fabric, some Rain-No-Stain liner and a Grommet Kit.
My thought is to make a long, narrow canapy and hang it from sunroom eave to garage eave using screw-in hooks and grommets.
I've got the plan down pat. Executing it is another thing all together. LOL
When I sew the seams along the length of the fabric (for the length of the breezeway), I know to double it over to give it some thickness for the grommets to attach.
Should I be putting something else in between the fold of the fabric to give it more thickness/stabilize it for the grommets?
Gosh, I hope this is making sense as I don't articulate very well in real life and explainations in type are even worse.
I've recently seen the triangle decorative tarps for this purpose but none come in the size I would need and anyway, I already have the fabric, liner and grommet kit (almost an inch circle grommet with smaller hole in middle).
Maybe someone here can direct me to a site with instructions for one of these grommet canopies?
Thank you so very much for any help you can give.