Wednesday, July 8, 2009

How to insert eyelets in straps

My cinematographer and I have been at it again... This time it's a video tutorial on using our eyelet kits - something I'm often asked to demonstrate in classes.



I'm using the saddlers punch (again) and working on the Day Bag.

I love my saddler's punch... have I mentioned that before?



For those of you who missed it, I also have a tutorial (not video) on how to use eyelet pliers - here.

12 comments:

ambette said...

Great tutorial, Nikki! I think I'm going to have a crack at the eyelets soon.

Liam's Mummy said...

I'm liking this video tutorial thing. Looking forward to more!

Tania said...

At this rate I'm going to be a veritable expert - thanks (yet again) for sharing!

nima said...

thank you for sharing this video tutorial

Pinktulip said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I have all the goodies needed to insert eyelets in my bags, but have not tried it yet. No more excuses now...

Kirrily said...

I think I love your saddlers punch too! Must get one! My current one (actually a nail punch) is terrible and takes forever to punch through just one layer.

Nikki Cardigan said...

Congratulations on taking the leap into the world of online tutorials. Lucky us!! Like your written patterns, you do a FANTASTIC job of explaining what to do and demystifying tricky things.

...and I love the backdrop of your bags. Looks great!

Handmade said...

Beautifully explained - are there Academy Awards for tutorials?

Selina said...

Thanks so much Nikki!

craftygirlwithruffle said...

Great tutorial. I really enjoyed watching it on your blog. I actually took it in instead of concentrating on not being scared of those "loud bangs".

casserole said...

Great tutorial!! Watching something being done in real-time is often the best way to learn. I posted a link to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/video-tutorial-inserting-eyelets-into-purse-straps/2009/07/09/
--Anne

pomodoro said...

Hello Nikki, thank you, great tutorial! I can't wait to use that in my next bag. Ciao from Italy. Nicoletta