When we moved into our home a year ago I wanted a long full shower curtain. There is a lot of wood in our bathroom, even the window has wood shutters. I needed something to soften the room. I had to make my own curtains to get the look I wanted.
I basically made a pinch pleated curtain. I made 12 pleats (the standard amount of curtain rings in a pack) It wasn't until I made the curtain that I realized I didn't know how to hang it. I usually hang this type of curtain with clips, but they wouldn't work with my rod. The next option was to put button holes next to the pleats. I decided that would be to weird.
Then I came across these babies. They're plastic rings used for roman shades.
I sewed them into place behind each of the pleats.