I made these curtains for my sewing room and wanted something to tie them back besides those U-shaped pieces of hardware. I had coordinating fabrics, so I decided to whip up a very simple tie-back that uses Velcro and no hardware at all.
This post is part of my sewing area revamp. See other related posts here:
I used 2/3 yard of fabric and 5 inches of Velcro.
For each tie-back, I cut a piece of fabric 24″ long and 8.5″ wide. This tie-back will have Velcro on either end and overlap some. You may need to change these dimensions depending on the heaviness of the fabric you’re using and the size of the panels.
Press under each short edge (for mine, that’s 8.5″).
Attach the Velcro next. Cut a piece 5″ long. Pin one side of it to one end, but only through one layer of fabric (Actually, it’s two layers because it’s folded, but don’t pin all the way through. See next photo.)
Place on curtain so that overlapping portions are in back. Mine are rather low — I could slide them up or down depending where I want them. I like them like this, though it’s hard to see in the photo as well.