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RING-A-DING… Casually trendy metal eyelets and rings allow glimpses of skin and quickly lifts sporty sweatshirts into another fashion league. Read on to see how to transform your sweatshirt into a fashion piece.


Here we see this trend represented in funky jackets seen on the street of Paris.

Finished 2

“This trendy detail quickly lifts sporty sweatshirts into another fashion league … but it also looks fabulous on classic blouses!”


+Sweatshirt (store bought or hand made)
+ Chain of rings
+ Eyelet pliers
+ Scissors
+ Vanishing marker
+ Tape measure
+ Metal eyelets
+ Jeweler’s pliers
+ Thread and ruler

Steps 1 2

Step 1: With vanishing marker, mark positions on sleeves – here 40 cm (16") from lower edge of right sleeve and 20 cm (8") from lower edge of left sleeve.

Step 2: Cut sleeves along these marks.

Steps 3 4

Step 3: Finish all cut sleeve edges with overlock or zigzag stitches.

Step 4: Press these edges to wrong side, 1.5 cm (5/8") wide.

Steps 5 6

Step 5: Stitch all pressed-under allowances in place. Lay each sleeve piece directly next to the sweatshirt, matching the seams exactly.

Step 6: With vanishing marker, mark eyelet positions 2 cm (3/4") from edges.

Steps 7 8

Step 7: At each position, carefully cut a small cross (approx. 0.2 cm/scant 1/8").

Step 8: Slide each eyelet into a cut cross and attach with the eyelet pliers, following the manufacturer’s instructions.

Steps 9 10

Step 9: Separate the rings of the chain, with the help of pliers.

Step 10: Carefully insert the individual rings in the eyelets and bend close, with the help of pliers.

Finished 1

If you prefer it a little less revealing, use smaller rings. Make sure that these rings are also close enough together to give the needed stability.

Finished 3

If you want to sew up a pullover to transform try using these below digital sewing patterns:

Pullover sewing patterns
Pink Pullover; Grey Pullover


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    Feb 26, 2018, 01.35 PMby nrobson

    i’m yet to try eyelets for real, they look cool!

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    Feb 24, 2018, 07.14 AMby AlizaKhan

    nice style

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