This is my June attempt to Try Something New Every Month for 2015; you can see my other past projects and read more about TSNEM here. I inserted grommets for the first time while working on an upcoming pattern and was surprised how easy it was. I rounded up a bunch of tutorials and ideas for using grommets in this post, so many different ways to use them!
I have a gigantic craft “stash” – I can’t resist scooping up other people’s bags of sewing stuff at estate sales or Goodwill Outlet. I had a package of grommets and a tool set from a big Ziploc filled with notions, and it makes me feel good knowing I am actually using someone else’s UFO supplies. I guess they needed to TSNEM too! I’m working on a fun kid backpack pattern for One Thimble and I knew I had to suck it up and try grommets to get the look and function I wanted.
I dug in our garage tools to find this sledgehammer, which was probably a little overkill.
Whoops! I read the directions on the back but got distracted and put one on backwards. Dumb mistake, but fortunately it is only a prototype!
This is the set I used, I’m going to price compare Amazon to Jo-Ann Fabrics and see which has the better deal for another set since I prefer silver!
Installing the grommets was incredibly easy, I’m not sure why I never tried before or why they were somewhat intimidating. I’ll definitely be brainstorming ways to use grommets in future projects!
See what other bloggers tried for TSNEM this month:
- Rebecca at Hugs Are Fun made a log cabin quilt pattern & envelope style pillow cover
- Kelly at Just Another Project made costumes for a stage production