This week I have the rivets to install, and then to start on the lining!
|(Look, it stands up!!)|
Use something to punch the hole that will go all the way through and not leave little scraggly edges. I use a leather punch that I acquired from my husband's leather working tub. He hasn't come looking for it, so I call dibs!
If you want to fray check the edges for added security, a little goes a long way! Sometimes fray check will leave a discolored area, so try not to go too crazy! Just put it barely around the cut hole and try to keep it to a very small amount since it has a tendency to spread into the fabric.
Make sure you are straight on when you hit the rivet. If you can, pad the front of the rivet a little to keep it from getting scratched by the surface or round piece that holds it (I'm sure it has a technical name...but I don't know what it is!) If you use jeweled rivets or fancy ones, be sure to use some foam to keep them from breaking. I found an old foam mat that I never used and that is now my destroyable mat. The gem rivets left deep holes!
|(Hammer, rivet setter and stone for pounding on. Also doubles as stone for stubbing toes on)|
UFO - Still working on a lovey for a baby shower gift. I've only got one more week, so I'd better finish it up!!