Looking for eyelets for everyday textiles OR grommets for industrial textiles that must withstand longer wear? View our diverse selection of eyelets that can be used in shirts, dresses, hats, belts, or shoes to pull string, ribbon, or shoelaces through small holes of your protected fabric. We also have grommets that can be used for tarps, sails, tents, drapery, banners, and flags. Rope or metal rods can be pulled through the grommet protected fabrics to hold the fabric in place.
Eyelets are circular rings that you can attach to fabric of clothing or accessories such as shirts, dresses, hats, belts, or shoes. You can pull a string, ribbon, or shoelaces through the fabric and it will be protected from fraying by eyelets.
A grommet is similar to an eyelet in that grommets are also circular rings. However, grommets can be attached to textiles with interior, outdoor, or industrial purposes for longer wear-and-tear. Grommets can be used for curtains, tarps, sails, tents, drapery, banners, and flags. Rope of metal rods can be pulled through the fabric that is protected by grommets.
The difference is in the sizes of eyelets and grommets. Eyelet sizes are small and include 1/16,” 1/8,” 5/32,” and 3/16.” In comparison, grommet sizes are larger and include 5/32,” 3/16,” 1/4,” 5/16,” 3/8,” 7/16,” 1/2,” and 3/4.” Please see our eyelet and grommet sizing chart for more information: https://www.grommetsdepot.com/grommet-size-chart/
Eyelets or grommets can either be one-piece self backing, or be two-pieces with washers. Both require tools to attach them permanently to a fabric. For fabrics, eyelets and grommets that come in two-pieces provide a more finished look. For small eyelets or grommets, a hammer and anvil setter can be helpful tools, you can choose the appropriate size. Larger grommets can be attached using a heavy-duty press and a die set that can vary depending on the size of your grommets. This is recommended for larger scale production.
Eyelets and grommets can be made of metal, plastic, or rubber. They can be several colors such as brass, antique brass, gun metal, nickel, black, white, and many other colors if it is plastic.
Many of our eyelets and grommets come in packs of 100 and 1000. The price for packs of 100 is $4.99. Packs of 1000 are eligible for a 50% discount for $24.95. Prices for novelty grommets that have a unique shape, or style vary. Please view the specific product you are interested in for more pricing details on our website: https://www.grommetsdepot.com/grommets/