How to Add Eyelets to Fabric to Create a Cool Denim Skirt Design

Pam Oduor
by Pam Oduor
6 Materials
30 Minutes

In this DIY, I’m going to show you how to revamp a denim skirt using eyelets. If you’ve ever wondered how to add eyelets to fabric, this tutorial is for you.

This DIY is no-sew, and it only takes a few steps. Follow along with me as I show you how to make an eyelet denim skirt.

Tools and materials:

  • Denim skirt
  • Tape measure
  • Chalk
  • Eyelets
  • Eyelet punching pliers
  • Seam ripper
Denim skirt before the DIY

For this DIY, I’m using a black denim mini skirt, but you can use any style of denim skirt you like.

Marking the placement of the eyelets

1. Mark the skirt

Lay your skirt on the floor and use a tape measure and chalk to help you mark where you want the eyelets to go.

For my design, I want my eyelets to be equidistant from one another, so I am making sure to leave the same amount of space between each one.

I’m going to add eyelets to the bottom part of my skirt, but you can add them where you like; you could add them around the top of the skirt or down the sides of the skirt along the seam.

How to add eyelets to clothing

2. Add the eyelets

Use a seam ripper or other sharp tool to poke holes in the fabric where you made marks with your chalk. Then take an eyelet, poke the protruding end into the hole, and punch it with your pliers.

DIY eyelets tutorial

3. Repeat

Repeat this process for all the chalk marks on your skirt. When you’ve finished adding the eyelets, I recommend taking a damp cloth and wiping off any remaining chalk marks.

DIY eyelet denim skirt

How to add eyelets to fabric

Check out the finished look! In just three simple steps, I was able to transform a plain denim skirt by adding some trendy eyelet details.

Add eyelets to fabric

There is a lot of scope to be creative with this DIY and add the eyelets in whatever design you want. Once you know how to apply eyelets, you can, of course, put them on other pieces of clothing as well.

Have fun, and I hope you enjoy the finished result!

Suggested materials:
  • Denim skirt
  • Tape measure
  • Chalk
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  • Marlene Marlene on Apr 25, 2022

    Skirt turned out so cute, who knew! U r not only Gorgeous, but I wish I had ur body!!!! 👍️🤩