How to fit Eyelets on the Swim & Gym Bag08:50
By now the secret is out, I've designed a Swim & Gym bag for August's bag of the month club!
So I thought I'd put together a little tutorial on how to insert eyelets into the top band, as they can scare people! It seems every pattern I put out I have to add 'Do not fear the...' Last year it was the tubular frame, this year it was the oval handles, and this season it's eyelets!
Apparently I like scary hardware?
Well...like all of the other things to fear, do not fear the eyelets, I'll hold your hand! (But not the hand you need to hold the hammer, you'll need that)
First off you'll need to mark the position of your eyelets. It should tell you in the pattern where to position them, but if it doesn't, divide the top of the bag by the number of eyelets you want to position. Use that number as your measurement from centre of eyelet to centre of eyelet. It's not usually an exact number, so even them out the best you can.
You can see there's an inner ring of metal, then an outer ring. The outer ring is the eyelet which we placed on top, and the inner ring is the male eyelet underneath sort of smooshed out, over the top of the washer to hold it in place.
I hope you've found my tutorial helpful! You can see more about the Swim & Gym bag on my blog this month, or visit the facebook page for more help.