Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Actually, There is a Better Way…

And I thank my mom! Our telephone conversations have been filled with stories about our roll of denim and the garments I’ve been making. Along the way, she has listened as I’ve whined about my unfortunate hammer skills and the resulting smashed and distorted rivets.

Her answer arrived late last night via UPS. What a simple yet ingenious gadget, not to mention incredibly kind gift! It came from Grommet Mart. You can buy additional dies to attach jeans buttons, snaps, covered buttons and, of course, grommets.

I tried it on a scrap. Simple perfection!

DD#1’s skirt is almost complete. It just needs the belt loops sewn on and then I can attach the rivets. Can’t wait!


  1. I've been lusting after one of these. Let us know how you like it, and if you think it's worth the investment!

  2. What a nice looking new toy! Sturdy and serious, in a beautiful shade of blue. Have fun!

  3. You're making great progress through the denim - and what a handy fabric it is too! I use Prym's pliers - as recommended by Burda - to attatch all my rivets and whatnots - it works great too, but lacks the industrial 'don't mess with me' look of your new toy!

  4. Grommet Mart ... oh my this is paradise !! I recently "ruined" a jacket by not putting the pocket's rivet properly. My tool was not deep enough to reach the right spot. Thank you for following my blog, now I found yours which is excellent.