Wanting something different, I decided to add some grommets to a fun red stripe dress I was working on. Self drafted, this dress is based off of a store bought dress that I own and love. I simply placed the dress on tracing paper and drafted/traced around. The difference is, my store bought dress is made with a flowy rayon of sorts, and this dress is made from a mid-weight knit – and – my store bought dress has a button placket down the front, and this version has the grommets.
Grommets, grommets, grommets.
When I first tried using these notions, it always ended in frustration. It wasn’t until I figured out a few small tips that they became easy to work with. As I was sewing up this grommet dress, I thought it might be a good idea to share these tips with you. After all, sometimes that teeny tiny little tip can go a long way in encouraging someone’s sewing path.
How to install a grommet
How to set a grommet
- Skill level: Beginner
- Time needed: 5 – 10 minutes
**Grommet tip – When adding grommets, you want to apply them to sturdy fabrics. Think home decor, or other mid-heavy weight fabrics. If you are trying to install a grommet on classic apparel, like tops or dresses such as this, you will need to interface the fabric you are adding the grommet to. My front dress placket has mid-weight interfacing on both the front and back of the placket for extra support.
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