Monday, February 13, 2012

DIY Grommet Man Cave Curtains

The man room is the one place in the house that I don't get to decorate. I can have my opinion, but in the end, it's Hubby who decides how he wants to decorate. However, I did offer to make manly curtains for the room to block out the sun while he plays video games!


First, I special ordered 10 yards of striped fabric (picked by Hubby) for the curtains. For the black portion at the top, I bought a heavy industrial fabric so the grommets wouldn't pull on the fabric and rip it.

I washed and ironed all my fabric before starting. Annoying, but worth it in the end.
I attached the black fabric to the striped curtain panels.
I finished all the edges except the bottom and cut off the excess.
I've never used grommets before, but it was pretty easy to follow. Each package came with a template and 8 grommets.

I measured each curtain panel and marked the area where I wanted each grommet placed.
Then I used the template to mark each circle.I cut out all the holes a little smaller than the size of the cirlce. I'd rather be too small and have to cut more than have a hole that's too big and can't be fixed.
The front and back grommet pieces snap on and I tucked the excess fabric inside.
(FYI, snapping the grommet was a bit of a challenge with such heavy fabric. This is where Hubby is asked to help!)
Finally, I hung up the curtains and then hemmed the bottom so they almost hit the floor.





  1. Another post that makes me wish I could sew! Your curtains look fabulous.

  2. love that! i always want to try grommeting something. is that a verb? i can make that a verb. these look fab!

  3. Great job. Hubby has good taste in curtain material in a manly way. Really like them.

  4. They look fantastic! I love the look of grommets, but I've never used them. I like the fabric he picked. Very impressive!

  5. Great curtains - you did a wonderful job!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  6. You did an amazing job with the curtains! I would love for you to stop by and link up at my linky party via:

    Mrs. Delightful

  7. I always wondered how you do the grommets. I love the look of them. He picked out a great fabric! And you as always make it look so freaking easy!

  8. I love your curtains, they are beautiful! Thanks for visiting and your nice comments!

  9. I just saw those grommets at the store the other day!! Sooo exciting! I am glad to see from your experience that they work well enough and turn out lovely, err.. handsome!!

  10. Very nice! I'm not much of a seamstress, but your tutorial makes me feel like I might be able to pull it off :)
    I'd love for you to come share these at my new "Get Creative" linky party!
    Hope to see you there
    Just a Little Creativity

  11. Beautiful job. I've never used grommets but you make it looks so easy. Great tutorial! ;)

  12. Thanks for the tutorial. I'm redecorating my girls room and curtains are next on the list!

  13. Great Guy room curtains, thanks for sharing them and how to. Found you at Friday Fun Party (Craftionary)

  14. How cool is this? They turned out fabulous. Love your wall color, too! Thanks so much for linking this up with Mop It Up Mondays at i should be mopping the floor last week. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  15. Lisa, the curtains for the man-cave turned out incredibly! Love the striped fabric against the black band on top. So professionally done!


  16. You have been featured on Ourdelightfulhome.blogspot! Thanks for stopping by my party!

    Mrs. Delightful

  17. I'm coming from Our Delightul Home, Good tutorial! I've always wanted to do this, but was scared! Maybe now is the time to try! Thanks

  18. Thank you for your contribution to our 'Time for a Party' link-up. As I am about to do a curtain project, I appreciate all extra info on this topic. Thank you!

    Tomorrow we'll open a NEW party at and we'd love to see you there then again with a beautiful project like this.

    Till then! Keep up that great creativity!!!

  19. cool idea.. love the fabric..
    Thanks for linking up at friday fun party..

  20. These look awesome and I love the big grommets! Great job! Thanks so much for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday!

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