If you haven’t seen the first part yet, see this post. And today I’ll continue describing the die sets, that I have and am using 🙂
How to install rivets with rivet die set
Rivets are used to connect, strengthen and decorate products – wherever you have several layers of material – belts, jeans, handbags, shoes and so on. Rivets come in different sizes, colors and designs, and your die set has to match them.
To attach a rivet you’ll also need a hole punched. When I bought my die set I was told that a rivet can pierce a material by itself. Well, that’s maybe true, but forcing a rivet through the material weakens it so much that you can separate it with your hands…. and you definitely don’t want that.
So, make a hole first, insert your rivet post through the hole, snap a rivet cap on the post, and press it with your die.
How to install rivet buttons with jeans button die set
With jeans buttons it’s simple – you only need a die set. A sharp stud will pierce a fabric by itself.
How to make fabric covered buttons with button covering dies
This is the last type of die that I own. To use it you first need to cut out a circle from a fabric – you can use a die to do it or you can cut it out by hand. Of course if you need a lot of buttons it’s easier to cut it with the die 🙂
Match the die to the size of your buttons. Press the die with a screw.
Of course, there are many other useful dies out there – as I said before it’s a really versatile device 🙂