DIY Eyelet Embellished Collar

Trash to Couture
by Trash to Couture

Heading to fashion week next month and it got me inspired to edge up some of my basic garments to wear in the city. I love a classic white shirt with a little hardware added to it and Dritz eyelets are perfect. Eyelets can be used for fasteners and lace ups but they're also great as decorative embellishments.

I chose to add various sizes on the collar because the crisp weight wouldn't be weighed down by the eyelets. I also like that I can add a sweater over it and still have the collar out.

Get the details below and make your own:


DIY Instructions:

Place the eyelets out where you'd like them be. I did a variety of different sizes and didn't have a particular order just wanted it to look visually appealing.

Trace the interior opening of the eyelet with a fabric marking tool.

Cut the hole. I like to cut just inside the traced circle. If it's a fabric with stretch you will want to cut much smaller. Insert eyelet from right to wrong side of fabric. I usually do every step together. I cut all the holes and insert the eyelets...

On the wrong side of the fabric:

Place the insert over the back side of the eyelet. Place washer dome side up over insert.

Use the proper 2-Part Eyelet Tools size for the eyelet.

Position eyelet front on anvil. Insert setter into eyelet and hammer gently. Usually 2-3 hits will do. The key is making sure you're on a firm, hard surface (think concrete hard!). I legit do this on the driveway.

Repeat for the other side or wrap around to the back!

*In collaboration with Dritz.

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  • Jen48900787 Jen48900787 on Feb 06, 2022


  • Darlene Darlene on Feb 07, 2022

    I am curious How do you cut out

    those holes? Some look tiny. Even

    the big holes look difficult to

    cut out. I guess it’s fair to say, I’m

    in my late 60’s, & have a hard

    time with: small things, my hands

    have tremors also. I have arthritis

    in my fingers..I’m just falling

    apart. 😊 I 💕 Love what you did

    here. It’s totally awesome.