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How to install eyelets with prongs tutorial

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If, like me, you are a danger to yourself with a hammer, eyelets with prongs are made for you! They are easily installed with embroidery scissors and a pen.

It’s this type of eyelets that I used on the Samba summer totes.

How to install eyelets with prongs tutorial

The eyelet with prongs has 2 halves :

  1. The front plate (with prongs)
  2. The back plate
Wrong side view – 1. The front plate (with prongs) – 2. The back plate

 

Right side view – 1. The front plate (with prongs) – 2. The back plate

1. Position

Center one half of the eyelet on a placement marking.

2. Trace

Trace the inside perimeter of the eyelet.

3. Cut

With embroidery scissors cut out the area, cutting 2 mm outside of the line, through all layers.

If the fabric frays, apply a few drops of fabric glue (or Fray check) to the edge of the hole and let it dry.

4. Install

Place the front plate, with prongs, on the outside of the bag sliding the prongs through the hole.

Place the front plate, with prongs, on the outside of the bag sliding the prongs through the hole, toward the inside of the bag.

Place the back plate inside the bag (on the lining side).

Place the back plate inside the bag.

Fit the two halves together and spread the prongs apart to keep them fitted.

To press the prongs down, I simply use the butt of a pen. 

And that’s it, the eyelet is installed!

Samba summer totes

 

 

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