Monday, March 9, 2009

Applying grommets to garments

This is another embelished tank I have been working on:


The fabric is rayon jersey in salmon color from gotgeoudfabrics.com. I have much more from it and plan to make a maxi dress from it.
Two more photos:



This is a quick tutorial on applying grommets to garments:

Below are the materials you will need. You can get everything from Joann. The grommets are in the Home Dec dection. They vary in size and color. My local store had 5 different colors. BTW, the grommets are intended for shower curtains.
First, you must mark where you want your grommet.
Place the template (comes with the grommets) on top of your mark and mark in the cutout with water/air-soluble pen.


Cut out a hair within the marks.

From here now on it was hard to photograph, and I'll try to explain.
  • Turn the garment with the wrong side facing you.
    The grommet has a male and femal part.

  • Take the male part and place it behind the hole. Make sure the fabric is in the ditch (indented part) of the male grommet.

  • Take the female part and snap it on top.

  • At the end the female part will be on the wrong side and the male part will be on the right side of your project.
You can easily remove the grommets. The female part has a small opening where you can insert a small screw-driver and it will unsnap.

And voila!

19 comments:

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

You top looks wonderful. Thank you for the tutorial!

Meg said...

Love it, thanks for the tips.

My Fabrication said...

You look 'hot' in these tops! Thanks for the tutorial.

Leslie said...

Adriana that is a gorgeous top!!! I would buy it in 5 colors, LOL. Thanks for the tutorial.

Cindy said...

You could sell these at high end boutiques. They are so original and you look darling in them! Did you make the flowers too?

gwensews said...

Grommets are something I've always had trouble with. I put them in, they pop out. What's with that?

Love the top.

Byrdie said...

That top is beautiful! I too need one in every color:)

Adriana B. said...

About the flowers...
I have not made any of them. Some of them are from Target and I resized and reshaped them. Others are from headbands that my daughter has broken. The rest I have had for a long time from old brooches, etc. and reshaped them, or combiled two into one (for the salmon top). I was lucky to have the right colors readily available, otherwise I would have had to make them. I have made fabric flowers before, it is not hard, ther are instructions online and you can also learn from seeing how the once in the stores are made. It is really a matter of precise cutting.

cidell said...

That, is adorable and inspiring.

Jenna said...

Your top is beautiful!! I would love to make it! Thanks for the tutorial!

DianaCirne said...

I really loved this idea! Is a great upgrade to simple tank tops. And thank you for the nice tutorial!

Leslie said...

Adriana I tried the web address for the fabric store you posted and I can't seem to find it, is it correct? Thanks!

Adriana B. said...

Leslie, you are right, there is a typo, I am sorry.
It is www.gorgeousfabrics.com.

Lindsay T said...

You are awesome with tanks and embellishments!

Tany said...

Another gorgeous embellished top! Thanks for the tutorial!

LH said...

Love, love, LOVE that top, so unique and the color combination is perfect! I agree with Leslie, I'd buy multiples too!

casserole said...

Very cool! Such a simple embellishment, but it adds such a cool kick! I posted a link to your project on Craft Gossip Sewing Blog: http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-embel…-with-grommetstutorial-embellish-your-clothes-with-grommets/2009/03/22/
--Anne

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.

Charms said...

That looks beautiful and very creative, designing a simple dress and give it's own style. Your tutorial is very informative and easy to understand and hopefully I could sew one. I'll find a simple blouse on juicy couture outlet online and tried to add style on it.