How to hang eyelet curtains

Updated February 21, 2017

Eyelet curtains offer a natural pleated look because of the way they hang on a curtain rod. The eyelets are metal rings bonded into the upper fabric for hanging directly on a rod. The brightly polished eyelets enhance the appearance of these window coverings. The functional ease of the curtain design complements the look. The eyelets also offer one of the easiest types of window curtains to attach to a rod. Enjoy the convenience of hanging and using eyelet curtains for an attractive window treatment for any room.

Pull the curtain rod off the mounts, or out of the window frame if using a magnetic or tension rod. Lay the left end of the rod on the floor. Hold the right side of the rod with your left hand about 17.5 cm (7 inches) from the end.

Remove any decorative hardware attached to the end of a sash or cafe rod. Unscrew a threaded end piece to remove it. Loosen the screw holding a non-threaded hardware end with a Phillips screwdriver and slip it off the rod.

Lift the first curtain by the eyelet on the left side. Slip the rod through that eyelet with the finished side of the curtain facing the left so the corner points toward the rear away from you. Slip the rod through the next eyelet with the finished side facing to the right.

Alternate the direction of the finished side as you place each eyelet on the rod. The finished sides of the window curtains should be facing toward the outsides at the ends of both curtains.


Hang eyelet curtains with the bottoms above the floor. This allows the window curtains to hang with the natural pleat created by the folded hanging system.

Things You'll Need

  • Sash, magnetic, tension or cafe-style curtain rod
  • Phillips screwdriver
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