Best Sewing Eyelets & Grommets in 2020



Pangda Grommet Tool Kit, Grommet Setting Tool and 100 Sets Grommets Eyelets with Storage Box (1/4 Inch Inside Diameter) Review:


I would prefer to give this a 3.5 stars but I'll err on the side of 4 instead of 3 because the product is just fine. There are no instructions. I had a good idea what I was doing to start with from watching a thousand tutorials (I make costumes and corsets are par for the course), but if you are hoping for the kit to teach you, you will be left high and dry. Youtube has your back, but I understand others who are angry at the lack of documentation.

The kit its' self is quite nice for what it is. All the pieces you need aside from a hammer are included, and they work fairly well. The grommets included rolled with only a couple splits that didn't affect the strength or catch on anything.

The hole punch is kind of crap, I never could get it worked out without cutting a giganto hole in my test fabric. I MacGyvered my household tools into being a tailors awl. I had planned on using the awl method over punching anyway (having heard it makes for stronger grommets) so this didn't bother me.

I set 22 of these in my last project and have laced it up for tests and they're all holding perfectly with no fraying/pulling away.

If you're going to do more than 20 of these however, I suggest searching for a press or pliers instead of hammering them all in, but it's doable! Expect a good bit of hand pain around number 15 or 16.

The basic instructions for anyone reading is you take your item, mark exactly where you want your holes, figure out the punch or stab your hole just barely large enough to press the grommet into it, lay it down over the steel disc with a rod attached, pop a washer on the top facing down towards the fabric, use the silver tool with a small indention and hole on one side and a hammer, then hit the business out of it as smoothly as you can manage. Boom, grommet.

When I run out of the grommets I'll likely repurchase the kit for fresh tools and another box full of grommets, even though the tools are still in pristine condition.



Maps International - Giant World Map - Mega-Map Of The World - 78 x 48 - Full Lamination Review:


We love the map. It was the largest laminated map we could find with beautiful colors and readably labeled countries. The only downside is that the laminate is very thin. We stuck a thumbtack in one corner into sheetrock as we were putting it on the wall. As we were adjusting the map and making it level, the small amount of pressure caused the map to tear right through where the thumbtack was to the edge of the map. We are trying to find another solution to putting it on the wall as my children will be touching it and possibly putting a little bit of pressure on it and we don't want it to inadvertantly tear off the wall... maybe some teacher's putty? That tacky clay substance that is used to put up posters? That is on our list to find and try out. I just wish the laminate was thicker.



Meikeer 1/4 inch Grommet Kit 400 Sets Grommets Eyelets with 3 Pieces Install Tool Kit (4 Colors) Review:


So turns out my craft store doesn't have 1/4 inch grommets so I head over to Amazon and figured "hey, 12 bucks for 400 grommets with no reviews? Ah, let's try it." Worst case scenario I get a refund and order a different one.

Now I'm no grommet nut, I don't know what makes a grommet premium quality, but for $0.03 a grommet, the quality meets my expectations. The only thing wrong with this is the hole punch is a bit hit or miss and crudely carved. Now I don't need, nor want a hole punch or else that would have dropped my review to 4 stars. There are also no instructions if you're into that, but it's 2019 people and they're grommets.

The case is pretty solid, no pieces slide past their (removable) plastic barriers. I did manage to get a grommet in and hold nicely to a pretty thick material (nylon strapping folded onto itself)

Keep in mind that this isn't a paid review, I wish it was because extra money is always nice. It's grommets. You need grommets? You have $12? Just buy it, lmao.



Dritz 14353-65 Curtain Grommets, 1-9/16", Pewter Review:


These are great. I saw two negative reviews about this before I bought them and I'd like to address those concerns.

1. Someone said they weren't for blackout curtains because said person somehow tore up their curtains and had to throw them away. I'm having a hard time imagining how this person messed up so badly. If you can trace and cut a circle, the grommets do the rest for you. They literally just snap into place. I mean, they come with a stencil and everything. I used them on blackout curtains and had no trouble at all. Granted, I learned how to cut a circle earlier than most people. I think it was kindergarten.

2. They are made of plastic. News flash: they are pretty much all made of plastic, and definitely at this price point, but that's not a bad thing! You don't have to use a hammer to knock those suckers into place, just snap them together with your fingers. And they're lightweight, which helps them slide more quietly across the bar instead of clanging metal on metal.

I did also read that a couple of people's came scratched, but mine didn't for what it's worth, and I bought all three colors (black, pewter, and bronze).

These suckers are fantastic, and my windows look d*** classy.



Bememo 400 Sets 3/16 Inch Multi-Color Grommets Kit Metal Eyelets with Installation Tools and Instructor in Clear Box Review:


Easy to use except that the hole punch was dull and didn't cut well. But what do you expect for 400 pieces? I am thrilled with the results. The purple color I used was perfect for the dress. It is an 1880s reenactment dress, Truly Victorian Pattern #467. I'm sure I will make more dresses using these eyelets. If you make more than a few eyelets, buy yourself a proper punch. You will be less frustrated. Great value for the money.



Pangda Grommet Tool Kit, Grommet Setting Tool and 100 Sets Grommets Eyelets with Storage Box (1/2 Inch Inside Diameter) Review:


I would prefer to give this a 3.5 stars but I'll err on the side of 4 instead of 3 because the product is just fine. There are no instructions. I had a good idea what I was doing to start with from watching a thousand tutorials (I make costumes and corsets are par for the course), but if you are hoping for the kit to teach you, you will be left high and dry. Youtube has your back, but I understand others who are angry at the lack of documentation.

The kit its' self is quite nice for what it is. All the pieces you need aside from a hammer are included, and they work fairly well. The grommets included rolled with only a couple splits that didn't affect the strength or catch on anything.

The hole punch is kind of crap, I never could get it worked out without cutting a giganto hole in my test fabric. I MacGyvered my household tools into being a tailors awl. I had planned on using the awl method over punching anyway (having heard it makes for stronger grommets) so this didn't bother me.

I set 22 of these in my last project and have laced it up for tests and they're all holding perfectly with no fraying/pulling away.

If you're going to do more than 20 of these however, I suggest searching for a press or pliers instead of hammering them all in, but it's doable! Expect a good bit of hand pain around number 15 or 16.

The basic instructions for anyone reading is you take your item, mark exactly where you want your holes, figure out the punch or stab your hole just barely large enough to press the grommet into it, lay it down over the steel disc with a rod attached, pop a washer on the top facing down towards the fabric, use the silver tool with a small indention and hole on one side and a hammer, then hit the business out of it as smoothly as you can manage. Boom, grommet.

When I run out of the grommets I'll likely repurchase the kit for fresh tools and another box full of grommets, even though the tools are still in pristine condition.



Bememo 1/4 Inch Grommet Kit 200 Sets Grommets Eyelets with 3 Pieces Install Tool Kit (4 Colors) Review:


So far so good. I bought it to make 2 extra holes in my wool winter coat belt which has bronze grommets on all the holes. The cutting tool included in this kit was able to cut through the 2 wool layers of the belt. I hammered it pretty hard to do that. Made 2 holes and installed the grommets with nothing but this kit, my hammer, & a scrap piece of 2x4. Took about 5 minutes & the visual instructions were very helpful. Also I took another reviewer's advice & didn't hammer too hard to attach the grommets together .It looks great and they feel perfectly secure when I wear the belt. Glad to have found this kit and finally cross this small task off my todo list. Recommend.



QuickClip Pro Mil-Spec Kydex Eyelets GS 8-8, Brass Black Oxide 1/4" DIY Gun Holster Knife Sheath Grommets Review:


First off, thank you for providing an affordable product that is still high quality. Second, freakin’ awesome product. High quality eyelets, work great on my sheaths and holsters. Received my package the next day. Couldn’t be happier. I’ll only be ordering my gear from you now. Semper Fi. 🦅🌎⚓️🇺🇸



Ram-Pro 1/2" Brass Grommets Eyelets with Washers Kit, Solid Metal Antique Style Eyelet Repair Replacement Pack, Sets of 25 Review:


Great product. I had previously bought a grommet making kit with punch set and was having a hard time finding just the grommets for a fair price. This was the best deal and I think they worked better and had a smoother finish than the brand name grommets I bought at a big box stores. I have a tarp on my sailboat that needed some custom grommets and this did the trick



Ram-Pro 1/4" Grommet Eyelet Setter Plier, Hole Punch Tool Kit with 100 Silver Metal Eyelets Grommets Review:


This product did exactly what I needed it to do: put eyelets in some fabric samples so they could go in a notebook. However, for less than $10, this handheld won't give you the same punching force as a desktop hand-crank model. So I could NOT just layer the fabric and the eyelet and stick it in the plier. Because it was fabric and thick, I needed to pre-punch the hole and push the eyelet through. Then I closed the eyelet with the plier.

The second important thing to know is that there are no pictures or instructions. My instinct was to load the eyelet into the plier with the smooth ring of the eyelet at the base of the cone. WRONG! The smooth ring nestles into the flat side of the plier, and the jagged edge of the eyelet feeds over the cone and curls properly at the base of the cone (see photo). Once I figured this out, the tool was quite satisfactory.

P.S. This is definitely an EYELET plier, not a GROMMET plier. If you need the two piece grommets, you'll need a different tool.