Neat Clips

Drapery clip rings are one of the easiest and functional hardware pieces on the market. Clip rings are especially great for households with children or pets that may pull on drapes because with a good tug the drapes come right off without ripping.

Unfortunately, clip rings are not the best looking. However, there is a solution to using the clip rings and still having a beautiful set of drapes. When making Cynthia's drapes, I created a pocket in the back of the drape where the ring clips into. This way, the functionality of the clip ring is intact without impacting the overall look of the drapes.

In this case, I made the pocket as I lined the drape with plaid fabric

The red one looks much cleaner, doesn't it?

The best thing about creating a pocket for the clip rings is that you can do this to most drapes, including the ones you buy in a package by sewing a strip of fabric to the back of the panel.

Cut a 2"x2" piece of medium weight fabric for each ring
Fold edges about 1/4" under and hand stitch around, leaving the top open,
without catching the fabric at the front of the panel

 Clip rings on.

Now your drapes look neat and timeless!

Try it and let me know how it goes.

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