How to Use Rivets to Add Detail to a Denim Jacket

How to Add Detail to a Denim Jacket using Rivets

Learn how to add rivet corset detail to the back of a denim jacket. Watch as 7th Bone tailor, Leslie Padoll, explains how to place your leather strips on the coat. Leslie goes into detail about how to use a rivet kit. She also will walk you through placing the rivets to create the corset design.

How to Add Detail to a Denim Jacket using Rivets

Materials to Create a Denim Jacket with Rivets

  • Your sewing machine. We sew on a BERNINA 1008
  • BERNINA Straight Stitch Foot with non-stick sole #53
  • Denim jacket
  • Leather strips 1 ½” x 14”, two strips
  • 3 ft leather cord (or any color trim you choose!)
  • Hole punch
  • Rivets (number of rivets depends on your style)
  • Cutting board
  • Leather sewing machine needle
  • Tape measure
  • Grid ruler
  • Sharpie

Leslie will also walk you through how to use the coated foot attachment and sew leather like butter. She includes great tips about needle placement and overall leather design! Have fun and let us know what garments you added rivets to in the comments!

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2 comments on “How to Use Rivets to Add Detail to a Denim Jacket”

  • Thank you very much for sharing such wonderful tips. I will definitely advise your site to my mom. Now she works as a writer in , and in her spare time she is engaged in her hobby. Her hobby is sewing. I think that she have a real talent in this field. She can sew anything.
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  • This is a very interesting article. I think it would be a great technique for use in costumes, say an external corset for a Renaissance costume, or even in bag making in addition to this delightful denim jacket project.

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