Making eyelets

(8 Posts)
Katymac Fri 06-May-16 10:44:10

I've always had a problem making eyelets - it's the hitting it with a hammer bit

Has anyone found a good system? That works consistently?

PurpleFrog Fri 06-May-16 16:35:09

Is it a set with the little plastic and metal tool to hold it in place while you hammer?

Katymac Fri 06-May-16 16:47:06

Yes & I am useless at it

Germgirl Fri 06-May-16 16:51:11

What are you setting them into? There's a tool called a cropadile that says eyelets for papercrafting. I dont know what size you need.

Katymac Fri 06-May-16 18:15:50

It's for material dressmaking and curtains - I have tried lots of makes/sizes but I'm just not getting it

PurpleFrog Fri 06-May-16 18:34:32

I haven't used eyelets for a while but had best results with a thin piece of wood under the eyelet tool, on top of a concrete step. You need a solid surface without too much give.

What problems are you having?

Katymac Fri 06-May-16 18:53:09

I can't hit straight

They are off centre - not even (esp the big 2 inch ones for curtains) & come out

PurpleFrog Fri 06-May-16 19:12:29

Oh - I haven't done any that big.

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