Did I say cutting fabric was boring? I lied, inserting grommets is worse. Especially when this is a long line corset, meaning 18 grommets per side.
I have an assembly line of tools I use for making the holes in which to insert grommets. 1) Tiny awl (yes, the thing costs as much as a single stamp!) for the initial hole. 2) Larger awl to make the hole bigger. 3) Interchangeable knitting needs of whatever size I need.
I try to only push the threads out of the way and not cut any, as that weakens the hole a bit. However, 2 layers of taffeta and coutil are SUPER TOUGH and I needed to cut a few threads in order to get the grommet in.
I could only do 5ish grommets at a time before my wrists started complaining, so this took a few days. I alternated with sewing in the boning casing.
Also, despite my best efforts, I think I have put in a grommet backwards in every single corset I have made.
It’s definitely not worth it to take it out and fix it, as I learned when I hammered in a grommet but forgetting to put the washer on the back. Good god was it hard to remove.
I’m pretty sure I’ve done the same on every corset I’ve ever made too…even the wedding one for my best friend. -____-
Hah! At least it’s a) pretty unnoticeable and b) an undergarment?