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eowynmn
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« on: July 22, 2005 05:49:00 AM »

I'm making my first corset and I need to add eyelets. 

The lady told me I could use my scrapbook eyelet pounder and what not.  I'm fairly confident that will work, but has anyone done it.

ALSO, how big should I make the holes in the fabric/are there any tricks you know - or know where you could point me?

Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2005 06:14:34 AM »

The size and style of the eyelet that you are using will determine how you set them. And the size and style depend on how you are going to be lacing. If you are lacing for style use whatever's easiest for you to use. If you are lacing for constriction you will need heavier grommets and its good to add extra boning around them so they don't "pull". The fabric store should have grommet punches that match the grommets that they have. The ones with hand grips look like paper punches , and I have found them hard to use on heavier  or stretchy fabrics. They also have ones that look like stamps that you hit with a hammer. You can put grommets on a tent with those. As for the holes, it's just common sense start as small as you can. On small grommets I would just kinda stab the fabric with an exacto knife.  If you are planning on satin stitching around the metal to cover it you dont need to worry about cutting fabric out of the hole.
Bear in mind, I've never made an "official" corset. But I'm enough of a geek that in college I worked Renn  Fairs for a few years and had to fake and make many outfits where the corsetting and lacing took long hard beatings cause I'm not a tiny girl.
Good Luck and once you get it, you'll start replacing your buttons with grommets cause they are so much easier to set in.
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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2005 06:24:50 AM »

Okay, I'm weirded out now!   (Not necessarily in a BAD way, just a weird way)

When I read this post, I thought it sounded awfully familiar... As in, something that happened to me yesterday.

If you live in MN, then I'm the "lady that told" you.  I looked through your posts, and your pictures look like you may just be the gal I told about the scrapbooking eyelet setter.  (For the record, THIS is where I heard you could do it!)
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« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2005 07:47:56 AM »

omigod - Do you work at the Joann's in Bloomington!?!?

hah freaky!

And not that your advice wasn't great - I just like extra advice...I get nervous.

woah, small world!
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« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2005 07:49:18 AM »

Techincally Edina, but YEAH!

I didn't take it as untrusting... I'm totally the same way.  I get advice, then I hunt out more on the internet.

I'm sure we'll cross paths again, but this is SO weird!
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« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2005 08:04:31 AM »

Talk about small world.

You'd be so proud of me.  I sewed in my boning and everything.  It was easier than I thought actually. 
Anyway, thanks for your help last night.

I think I'm going to practice on some of the extra material before I do the final project as the corset took me 5 hours last night. (UGH!)
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« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2005 08:52:59 AM »

You definitely need to post pictures or bring them into the store.  I'm there practically every day :-P
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« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2005 10:21:38 AM »

Oh I did it! The scrapbook technique worked but I used a mini hole punch to punch my holes and my fingers hurt owwie!

I will post pictures when I can get someone to lace it up properly for me
and take them.  It looks pretty kick ass though.
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« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2005 11:44:22 AM »

Yay!  That's great.  I can't wait for pictures.
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