Attaching Grommets to the Lexington Dress with a KAM Snaps Handheld Press
Blogger: Jane Reuter
From the moment the Lexington pattern was designed, I kept thinking about how cool it would be if instead of using fabric loops on the back bodice, I used grommets. So, of course I had to try it and today I’m going to show you how easy it is to install a grommet with a KAM snaps handheld press.
The first thing I had to do was change out the hardware pieces for my press. In case you didn’t know, different tools require different hardware for your press. This is a simple process. Simply unscrew both the top and bottom pieces and screw in the ones that go with your grommets.
Using my awe, that came with my press, I poked a hole in the fabric at those spots. However, the grommets require a slightly bigger opening. So, I VERY carefully used my small scissors to cut a tiny slit to open it further. The opening should be just slightly smaller than the prong on the back side of the grommet. If you make this opening too big, the grommet will NOT work.
Slide the prong of the grommet into the fabric opening. From the right side it will be flush with the fabric. On the back side, the prong will extend past the fabric. Place the back grommet piece onto the prong.
Place the back grommet piece onto the prong and simply place it in the handheld press, as directed, and give it a press.
Tadah…you have inserted a grommet! What a fun little tool to get creative with!