One of the hardware elements we use all the time at Klum House are metal rivets. Rivets are a great way to add leather straps to the body of your bag or, in the case of this photo, clamp together a leather zipper pull. .
Every once in a while when you 🔨 a rivet, it goes awry! No one likes a crooked rivet. But don't panic! All is not lost. We've put together a little video tutorial to show you how to remove an incorrect rivet and start again. (And we always include an extra rivet in our fishing kits for just this purpose ☺️) Check it out at the 🔗 in our bio!
Klum House is a sewing workshop and pattern company that builds confidence through the simple act of making itself. We offer sewing workshops specializing in bag making, sewing patterns, industrial sewing and textile art classes, online tutorials and private lessons. Come create a sewing project with bragging rights in our Portland space. See our latest workshop offerings at the link in our bio.
For those who don't live close enough to take a workshop in person, we want to make sure that you feel confident and supported when it comes time to add hardware to your own bag-making project.
That's why we have added leather reinforcement washers to our maker kits & leather finishing kits, which help ensure that rivets set correctly and don't tear out of your fabric. We've thrown in an extra rivet too, in case one goes awry!
I struggled a ton with my machine eating my last skirt. I mentioned it at the sewing shop and was told to use a ballpoint needle when working with stretchy fabrics. What a difference!