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« on: May 22, 2008 06:04:30 AM »

I just bought a pack of Antique Grommets from Purse-n-alize-it because I thought it would add a nice touch to a pocket on the front of a purse I'm making. However, once I opened the package I began to realize that these are not your normal beat-them-in-with-a-hammar grommets. This grommet is of course round and has two tiny screws going through it. If you are familiar with this product and/or how to use it please get back to me a.s.a.p. thank you!
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« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2008 06:42:42 AM »

pictures please?

Do they have holes in the ceneter? or are they solid circles?

If they are solid circles they aren't grommets at all, they are rivets. The place you bought them either didn't know what they were or made a mistake in mailing.
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« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2008 07:10:31 AM »

pictures please?

Do they have holes in the ceneter? or are they solid circles?

If they are solid circles they aren't grommets at all, they are rivets. The place you bought them either didn't know what they were or made a mistake in mailing.

okay here's a picture. this is top view where the screws show, side view, and then a picture of the inside once its unscrewed. sorry they're so blurry, my camera doesn't like to focus on small objects lol. thanks!









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« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2008 08:35:52 AM »

Sorry, I don't have an answer - but I bought some of those too & don't know how to use them. I hate when that they didn't provide instructions on how to use it I guess they expect you to know.  Maybe it's like regular grommets where you poke a hold 1st then stick the grommet in the hole, then in this case, screw it shut. I haven't tried mine yet.
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« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2008 11:34:16 AM »

Ohhhhhh, those are for ship sails! those are about as super heavy duty as you can get Smiley Yeah, cut your hole round (same size as the center) The screws punch through the sailing canvas into the base & hold the whole thing together. If you use it on anything ligher you'll need pretty tough innerfacing to keep it from tearing out.
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« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2008 09:56:47 AM »

Penlowe, why would these be for bag making? Unless you were making a heavy duty tote, these really won't work well would they?
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« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2008 11:29:21 AM »

They would work wonderfully on leather, they are definately overkill for light cottons.
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« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2008 01:46:27 PM »

okay. thanks so much!  Smiley
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