On today's market, you can purchase hook-like contraptions to use as tie backs for your curtains. Here are some, and here. Or, you can purchase other types of ties, like these, these, or these .But, for some reason in my mind I envisioned same fabric tie backs, matching my drapes, that kind of buttoned on some sort of a knob or something. So, with my husbands help, that is what I did.
First of all, let me show you how I made the tie backs.
Next, I had to put buttonholes in my tie backs in order for them to work. Measure how large your knob is, and always make a test buttonhole on a scrap of fabric to see if you have the size right. When I went to make my buttonholes, I discovered that a piece of my buttonhole foot was missing! Argh! I had to manually make the adjustments on my machine to get them done., so don't expect closeups, Ha Ha! But, actually, they look pretty good, and the big knob covers most of them anyway. So, here is how they look!