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From: modernmillie
Date: 05-26-2007, 09:33 AM (1 of 5)
Hi all, I am making a canvas tote, very easy not challenging at all really except I want to use rivets to hold the straps to the bag. I can not find any! Some stores have some for jeans, and I don't need the hole so I don't want grommets, I actually need the rivets to function as support. Has anyone used rivets when making a bag? If so what worked best?
User: modernmillie
Member since: 05-26-2007
Total posts: 1
From: paroper
Date: 05-27-2007, 06:39 PM (2 of 5)
I haven't been able to locate rivets. Have you considered doing bar tacks? This sewing method is often used in jean and other utility items as well as purses, even shoes.

Bernina 200e, Artista V5 Designer Plus, Explorations, Magic Box, Bernina 2000DE & 335 Bernette Serger, Bernina 1530 Sewing Machine, Bernina 1300 DC Overlock (with coverstitch)
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Member since: 02-03-2004
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From: PaulineG
Date: 05-28-2007, 02:24 AM (3 of 5)
Try a hardware store or sailmaker. Somewhere that might sell them for functional purposes.
User: PaulineG
Member since: 09-08-2006
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From: MissTaraTara
Date: 05-28-2007, 10:29 PM (4 of 5)
How soon do you need your rivets? I have ordered rivets in the past from The Bee Lee Company. They sell through the mail only, no internet orders. You can request a catalog. They have rivets in all sizes as well as the necessary tools to attach them. Once your order is submitted, the turnaround time is quite fast and I have been pleased with what I have received. These rivets are heavy duty and I believe they come in 3 or 4 colors; black, antique brass, silver, bronze . . .or something like that. You may be able to inquire over the phone:

The Bee Lee Company
P O Box 36108
Dallas Texas 75235-1108

Note this contact info is from my 2002 catalog.

Hope this helps:smile:
User: MissTaraTara
Member since: 01-24-2006
Total posts: 227
From: bridesmom
Date: 05-30-2007, 06:56 PM (5 of 5)
I can't believe you people are finding them so hard to find. My local Fabricland store carries them. I needed to replace some on a saddlebag and just went and picked them up. I got DH to put them on, cause he is so much better at handling a hammer, besides I think he likes it when I come to him for help
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