The Many Uses Of Grommets And Eyelets

  • January 16, 2023

The Many Uses Of Grommets And Eyelets

It is no surprise that grommets and eyelets have a wide variety of applications in all kinds of projects. Not only are they functional, they can also be decorative. When used properly, they are fantastic for product development, capable of enhancing apparel, interior décor, and outdoor textiles. Grommets and eyelets are suitable for use with many fabric types, regardless of the weight of the fabric. This post will explore some of the less well-known uses of grommets and eyelets in fabrics to give you an idea of their many functions and applications.

Here are some uses for grommets:


Grommets are great for use in a variety of industrial and outdoor purposes. Regardless of whether you are working with tents, tarps, sails, or banners, you can count on grommets to keep your fabric secure. Since grommets come in many different sizes, finding one in a suitable size for your specific project should be easy. Note that outdoor fabric materials generally use larger grommets and  it is advisable to use a heavy-duty press machine and setting dies that are capable of properly setting the grommets with the least amount of effort.


Grommets can be used to enhance the durability and quality of all kinds of interior curtains and drapery. They are essential for preventing the fabric from fraying and thus, keeping the product functional for longer. Since most grommets are made of metal, you can rely on them to withstand the weight of any hanging fabric.

Now, let us look at some uses of eyelets:

Durable, Daily Wear

Eyelets are excellent for use in all types of shoes. They help to prevent the fabric of the shoelaces from fraying. This greatly improves the overall quality of shoes with shoelaces as it enhances their durability, allowing them to stay functional for a longer period of time. Eyelets come in a wide variety of colors and sizes, so you can choose the one that best fits your product.

Decorations for Apparel

Eyelets can be used in decorative apparel to create unique and creative styles of dresses, skirts or even capes. They can be used with all kinds of fabric, even a delicate one like tulle. If you want to make your product stand out, consider using rhinestone decorated eyelets. For delicate projects, apply the eyelets with a hand press that has an adjustable stop so the eyelet is not overset and damaged or distorted or under set so it is not secure. You can also use hole-cutting tools to ensure that the eyelet is positioned perfectly in place. Eyelets offer many opportunities for creativity in apparel design. Consider threading a silk ribbon through each eyelet in your apparel to allow the wearer to adjust it with ease. Eyelets are also used in corsets for functionality as well as ascetics.

The examples mentioned above are just a few of the potential uses of grommets and eyelets for fabrics. You will undoubtedly be able to find other uses for them in your product.

At Siska Inc., we can provide you with high quality grommets and eyelets in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. If you need help finding a suitable grommet or eyelet for your specific project, feel free to contact our skilled staff. They will be more than happy to help you. Contact us today or visit our help center for more details.

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