Grommet curtains - header or not?

andee_gwJune 13, 2013

I've read almost a dozen different instructions for making grommet curtains. Some use header tape and others don't.

I'm using the snap-in grommets (large), not the grommet tape. I'll fold over the top to make a header. Should I include header tape? The fabric is medium weight, and the curtains will go to the window sill. The room is casual. I'd like to omit the step, but not if the lack of tape will make the fabric above the grommet floppy or not let the curtain hang right.

What is your experience? advice?

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clt3

I would use buckram. It will help support the holes you need to make for the grommets as well as the weight of the curtains.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2013 at 7:46AM
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jomuir

I'd use buckram, too.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2013 at 10:29AM
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andee_gw

Thanks -- that's what I'll do.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2013 at 2:25PM
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