Here is how to make the Evozip skin.
Step 1: Materials Needed
1 Messenger bag with a front flap that is 15" by 10"
1 Evozip skin,
1 Silver Sharpie,
4 Grommets with grommet tool Size #0, 1/4" inside diameter.
4 Jean buttons or normal buttons if you like to sew.
Step 2: Mark Hole Location With Evozip Skin.
Start by laying your Evozip skin on the messenger bag and put a dot with the Sharpie though the grommets in each corner.
You should now have four dots on your bag.
Step 3: Add Grommets
Of course, anyone with a well stocked tool shed can use a hammer instead of the rock.
Next, use your rock and grommet tool to put the grommets into your bag. Put the flange of the grommet on the front of the bag and the washer on the back of bag flap for a cleaner look.
Be sure the grommets are size 0# with a 1/4" inside diameter. Too small and you can not use standard buttons. Too big and the buttons may fall through.
Step 4: Add Buttons
Dritz Dungaree buttons are available at Joanns Fabrics.
If you do not want to use Jean Buttons you can sew on traditional buttons. You just need something for the elastic loop.
Step 5: Buttons Continued
Next place the pin of the buttons from the front of the bag so the head of the pin just touches the edge of the grommet.
The buttons on the bottom are inside the corners while the buttons on the top row are in the outside corners. This gives the skin a little pull across the top to prevent drooping.
Step 6: Put Backing on Buttons
Step 7: Add Button Heads
Push the jean buttons on the pins. If you have the small pins, you just use your finger, no rock needed. If you have the large jean buttons, you may need to use a rock or hammer to get the button head on.
View of the back of your messenger bag flap. The buttons on the bottom of the flap are on the inside corners, while the buttons on the top of the bag are on the outside corner