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How to Create Your Own Eyelet Pattern

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Creating your own eyelet pattern may look tricky, but it’s easier than you think with this tutorial from Quick Stuff to Sew, Vol. 2. Fiber-Etch is a gel that eats away the fabric’s fibers and leaves behind a perfectly shaped hole in any design you want. Just heat it with a hair dryer, and you can burn out cotton and silk rayon fabrics in no time. Try it on knits (they won’t ravel), or experiment with woven fabrics for a more frayed look.

We started with Simplicity SewStylish pattern 2730 to get the look, but any bolero pattern will do. This project uses a straight stitch (which doesn’t stretch) on a knit fabric, so select a pattern that won’t need to stretch to fit. Before you begin to sew, be sure to start with a new ballpoint needle in your machine. It won’t snag the fabric and will…

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  1. user-836726 | | #1

    Please post download link.

  2. janel100 | | #2

    So how is this supposed to be accomplished by buying a book? I just don't get it.

  3. janel100 | | #3

    Where is the download?

  4. Evamarie | | #4

    The PDF download has been added. We apologize for the inconvenience.

    Evamarie Gomez
    Web Producer

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    euskedee | | #5

    When I try the download it fails "drawing error". I have been spending time catching up on downloads, so I know my Adobe Acrobat is working. I am sorry you are having problems, but will make a note to come back in a week... Dee Euske

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