Elegant Eyelets

The New Year often inspires a desire for new experiences. How about trying a completely new way to create a timeless embellishment? The Bernina Eyelet Embroidery Attachment will help you make amazingly beautiful embellishments and perfectly stitched functional eyelets for belts and other projects.

#82 Eyelet SetEyelet embroidery attachment # 82 comes with an extensive set containing everything you need to embroider decorative or functional eyelets. Included in the set are various awls and punches for cutting holes in the fabric.

Six different sizes of eyelet studs allow you to create 6 different sizes of eyelet. Also included is Presser foot for eyelet embroidery # 92, a free-motion foot which doesn’t press the fabric against the feed dog –   instead, the vertical spring movement of the presser foot (hopper mechanism) holds the fabric down while stitching, preventing the fabric from being lifted along with the needle (“flagging”). The set is extremely versatile, enabling you to embroider elegant tablecloths or cushion covers with intricate embellishments, or to sew sturdy eyelets for jackets or shirts.

Eyelet Foot Book PageThe BERNINA Eyelet Set ensures success when creating eyelets of various sizes.

To get started with your new Eyelet Set, try the Foot Book exercise from Bernina. This downloadable document will identify the parts included and guide you through creating your first gorgeous eyelets. Get your free copy here.

Love PillowPractice your new skill with a pillow designed by Susan Fear. This is an example of how beautifully eyelets combine with embroidery.

This project can be found here, and you’ll find great close-up pictures of the process.

This charming pillow would make a terrific Valentine’s Day gift, too.