THIS GREAT GIVEAWAY CLOSED 9/23/13. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED. 

A hole is simply a circle with depth. Cover the edges with a ring, and it becomes… a grommet! Here are Sew4Home, we are grommet fans, or as we prefer to be called: “grommeteers.” Grommets look great, adding texture and dimension. But they’re also quite functional, providing a stable opening for a rod or a channel for cording. We’ve all seen metal ones, and they certainly have their place, but today, we’re talkin’ fashion grommets from Dritz® Home. These easy plastic grommets have been around for a few years, and we’ve used them on a number of our projects, but the color selection was pretty basic. Recently, Dritz® amped up the options to include dozens of cool colors, designs, sizes, and added an octagon shape as well as the standard circle. Trace, cut, insert and snap together. It’s as easy as that! There are no special tools required, just a pen and scissors. Let’s make some holes! And, if you are a S4H Newsletter Subscriber, you could win your own package to try. We’ll draw three winners!

The majority of the fashion grommets are available in two sizes: Large, which has an inner diameter of 1-9/16″ and medium, which has an inner diameter of 1″. The outer dimensions vary, depending on the size and style.

They come eight to a pack and include a stencil to use to make an appropriately-sized hole. They are machine washable, but cannot be ironed, tumble-dried or dry-cleaned. 

Now before you gasp at the inflexibility of these laundering guidelines, hang on… it is very easy to remove the grommets to clean your project, then snap them back into place. Simply find a small flathead screwdriver or even a letter opener. Slide the tool into the tiny slot on the side of the grommet. Twist slightly, and the grommet will snap apart. 

       

There are lots of great colors, from rich red to jet black to fun fuchsia and more, as well as the classic gold and silver.

These are splendid when you want a pop of color. Make the grommets a focal point of your project.

We love the new matte stripes in the octagon shape; when inserted, it has a square look to it.

Very elegant against velveteens, satins or other luxe fabrics.

And the new “natural” tones are beautiful. These have a lot of potential for non-traditional uses, such as bags or pillows. The collage below shows a few of our favorites: Redwood, Copper, Rustic Brown, Metallic Camouflage and Bronze. 

You need to zoom in on these to see the detail. 

As we mentioned above, the steps to putting these in are super simple and the package directions are actually quite good. But, we also have on our own How To Use tutorial you can review.

In addition, check out these projects we’ve done featuring the Dritz® Home Grommets. And, we have a new project coming up next week as part of our Weekend Wonders Returns series with Fabric.com

Shower curtain

Curtain Panels with Tie Backs

Placemat Tote

French Market Tote

Car Caddy

Door Caddy

Nursery Tissue Box Cover

Designer Pillow

Are you ready to make some holes?!

Dritz® Home Grommets are widely available in store and online, including at Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores®, Fabric.com and Amazon.

How to enter to win a package of Dritz® Home Grommets

THIS GREAT GIVEAWAY CLOSED 9/23/13. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED.

Our thanks to our friends at Dritz® for letting us play with all these grommets. But we are going to share, and will be giving away eight-packs of grommets to three lucky Sew4Home visitors. 

Simply sign up for our Sew4Home newsletter. If you already receive our emails, your work here is done. To sign up, enter your email address into the Subscribe to Our Newsletter box near the top right corner of every website page. It looks like this example:

We will draw three people at random from everyone who is a Sew4Home Newsletter Subscriber as of midnight PT Sept 23, 2013. No purchase necessary to enter. Void where prohibited.

We will contact our random winners by email to coordinate shipping.

NOTE: Due to complex contest legal restrictions and customs requirements that differ from country to country, we are currently only able to accept entries from and send prizes to a USA postal address (cannot be a P.O. Box). We know this is a disappointment to some of our loyal visitors outside of the USA, and we appreciate your understanding. Our true focus is on providing the best free sewing tutorials, tips and inspiration we can to everyone.

Where is that newsletter link again? At the top right hand corner on each page under the bold, red heading: “Subscribe to Our Newsletter”!

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