Eyelet curtains can look stunning on a pole, and are a have grown in popularity over the last few years. They offer a modern contemporary style. They are robust, and can be easily drawn and opened, and they do stack back very neatly. The eyelet curtain can really enhance a pole, and these days you can purchase eylets that match the pole.
Here are some few pictures of eyelet curtains we have made here in our workroom in South East London
Sue Whimster Curtains uses HP1000 c curtain eyelet machine, this machine is easy to use, and can set eyelets up to 66mm hole size. The machine is versatile, and can also be used for fasteners, and press studs. The Mintec machine designed specifically to insert curtain eyelets of various sizes.
Here we are eyeleting red velvet curtains. These curtains are wide 300 cms, and we are going for 50 mm eyelet holes. The wider the curtains the bigger the gap between each eyelet.
So for 300cms wide curtains we are going to insert 18 eyelets with a gap of 16.6 cms between each eyelet (taking the measurement from the centre of each hole.)
We also measure 5 cms from the top of the curtain to the centre of each eyelet. This then gives us the pin postion shown in the photograph. Once we have the pin position we then place a loose eyelet over the pin position, and then pencil mark the circle of each hole.
The next process is to use the eyelet machine to cut out all the holes, and having the pencil circle insures we cut in exactly the right place.
Once we have cut the holes we then insert eyelets into the machine, and press the eyelets together. The eyelets then mesh together trapping the fabric between.