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HELP! curtain making - can't get eyelet rings on!

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Suddengeekgirl Thu 06-Feb-14 11:47:55

I'm making curtains for dd's room. I've bought eyelet tape and rings from dunelm mill.

I've sewn the eyelet tape on, cut a hole for the eyelet but now I can't get the eyelets to snap on! sad

What's the secret?

Suddengeekgirl Thu 06-Feb-14 12:11:18


Sore thumbs but pliers seem to work.

The fabric does slightly pucker a little but think that it won't be at all noticeable once they're hung.

ContentedSidewinder Thu 06-Feb-14 17:15:44

I just laid mine flat on the table and leaned on them so to speak.

Is the curtain material thick? Mine definitely didn't pucker.

Maybe you have a faulty batch of rings <clutches at straws> can you open another pack and see?

It might vary store to store but my Dunelm Mill people are very helpful. Could you take the curtains in and get their help? After all they are selling these things and technically if it isn't working then it can't be fit for purpose.

Suddengeekgirl Thu 06-Feb-14 18:36:46

It's not terribly thick - for curtains it's probably fairly standard.

I've managed to get it done with pliers - or at least started. I've done 5 and have 15 left to go.

They weren't super helpful or knowledgeable when I bought to stuff so not sure they'd be much help. confused

Lynton123 Fri 17-Jul-15 09:54:51

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ijustwannadance Fri 17-Jul-15 10:42:43

Try getting something flat like a heavy hardcover book, placing it on top of eyelet and then leaning on it. Will even out the pressure and be less painful for hands.

ijustwannadance Fri 17-Jul-15 10:46:53

Just realised how old thread was and i'm sure curtains are finished by now.

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