I marked even intervals where the grommets would go across the top of the drape panel, right on top of the pole pocket, then used the template to trace a circle at each location. I used sharp scissors to cut out the circles.
To apply the grommets, you place one side of the grommet underneath the panel, centered on the hole, and the other side of the grommet on the other side of the fabric centered on the hole and snap them together. Sometimes this takes a little muscle…I found the easiest way was to squeeze one point together and then kind of step on the grommet on the other side to snap them together. Very technical.
Don’t the newly grommeted drapes have such nice, clean lines?