Can you use eyelet pliers for grommets?

Eyelet pliers are very quick and easy to use to attach grommets.

What are eyelet pliers used for?

Dritz Eyelet Pliers are an easy-to-use tool for the application of small and large eyelets. These styles of eyelets are used on belts, shower curtains, tote bags, purses and garments. Use the eyelets to create laced effects on clothing and costumes.

What tool is used for grommets?

The actual grommet installation “tools” can consist of a single grommet plier, or a combination of a setter and anvil. Grommet Pliers are normally used for small grommets and eyelets. For larger grommets, as we mentioned above, you use a setter and anvil to exactly match the size of the grommet.

How do you use eyelet pliers and eyelets?

Exert strong pressure with the pliers or use a hammer to drive a hole with the eyelet punch. Push the eyelet through the hole you have made. Do this from the right side of your material so the flat part of the eyelet is on the good side. Tuck any loose threads under the flat part of the eyelet so they are not visible.

Are grommets and eyelets the same?

Grommets are very similar to eyelets, because they are used to reinforce a hole as well; however, grommets are typically used for more heavy duty material than eyelets. They may also be used to protect an apparatus from the sharp edges of the hole, to prevent damage to the gadget.

How do you use grommets without tools?

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Add a layer of fusible interfacing to thin fabric before placing an eyelet in it. You may be able to set a small eyelet by placing the eyelet in fabric between the jaws of a handheld die punch. The back of the eyelet should rest against the die of the hole punch. Squeeze gently but firmly to fold it on itself.

What are grommets?


  • Grommets are tiny tubes that are inserted into the eardrum to drain fluid.
  • They are used after repeated ear infections that cause ‘glue ear’.
  • Grommets are inserted during minor surgery but under general anaesthetic.
  • They usually fall out naturally after 6 to 12 months.