Grommets or rivets are usually placed on the front zipper pockets, coin pocket and on the back pockets but be creative and put them anywhere you want. After all, these are your jeans and you get to make them look unique.
Stans sewing supplies
Ebay suppliers using jeans rivets in crafts gets you this
DK Fabrics in Adelaide had some good quality jeans hardware when I visited them last year.
|A tailors awl to help insert rivets.|
|A good jeans button has a nail with ridges. This button nail is hammered through the fabric. |
I've used a jean button that had a smooth nail and the button popped off the first time I sneezed. It was a lady sneeze too.
|Modified centre back seam to adjust for sway back.|
|Finished centre back ready to add the back belt loop.|
If you can't find a local supplier or have an unusual denim, try combining thread colours to achieve the top-stitching colour you want to achieve.
|Preparing the belt loops for top stitching.|
These Maritime shorts were top stitched.
|This mustard version were my first attempt with jeans top stitching.|
|The black shorts are my second attempt using a jeans button and rivets. |
They're a bit better.
The coverstitch machine made topstitching easy but using a twin needle on your sewing machine will help you achieve the same effect.
You'll see the finished jeans next week.