Friday, April 6, 2012

Eyelet Setter, How I love Thee

Due to a lot of things going on this Easter weekend, this is going to be a short post.  But completely true.

Five years ago, I wanted to close the back of a Civil War era ballgown with laces rather than hooks and eyes.  I didn't want to hand stitch all of those little eyelets, so I decided to use metal grommets.  When I went to Joann's to get them, instead of the little hammer and setter tap system thingie (give me a break, I'm exhausted and it's late) I found THIS:

Squishy the handle and there's the eyelet, all ready to go.  I heart you, Dritz company.  I heart you, too, Joann's for having it in stock and on sale for 40% off.  Best less than $20 I ever spent on sewing equipment.  EVER.  Here are some photos:

I'm going to bed.  So tired.  I promise better posts next week!!


  1. The eyelet maker is a wonderful tool. Great dresses.

  2. What an awesome idea! I want one of these and I don't even make clothes :-)