There's no need to be scared of inserting eyelets. I was until I rocked up at my local fabric shop and asked if they had a tool I could put my eyelets in with. What I got instead was a full show and tell on how to insert them. The eyelets I had were Hemline 10.5mm. They didn't have an actual 10.5mm tool in the shop, so instead we tried an 11mm and it worked fine.
You will need-
1- Mark eyelet placement on fabric
2- Make a small hole by folding the fabric to a point and snipping
3- Place front eyelet into the hole, make sure the face of the fabric is face down
4- Slot front of front eyelet into bottom tool
5- Place back eyelet piece onto the back, ridge side facing the fabric
6- Place rounded end of the ‘bopping tool’ (!) onto the back of the eyelet
7- BOP! Use a hammer to hit the tool on top of a hard surface (I used an anvil)
8- Remove the tools… Mwah!
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