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Rivet Press


My rivet press came and it was every bit as exciting as I thought it was going to be. I got right to installing the nipple rivets on the shorts I just finished.


I think those rivets make my jeans look very legit.

The rivet press is a little pricey for a tool that really only has one purpose for me, but I think it is definitely worth it. I have already spent so many hours installing rivets by hand and I plan on making jeans forever so I know it will get good use.

I had a hard time figuring out exactly what I needed to set nipple rivets, but I finally figured out that I needed the rivet press plus this die mold. Now I’m good to go.

More Denim Shorts For Me

It has been hot and we have been having a fabulous time outside so of course I needed to make me some more shorts to wear for all our adventures.


I made them just like my last pair, with a couple of minor changes. I added just a smidge more width to the top hip so that I could align the center front and not have a crooked fly like I did in the last pair. Last time, if I aligned the center front then it made them too tight to button.

I think this is the straightest fly I’ve ever made.


I also made this pair a little longer than the last pair. I’m not sure I am really digging this length, but what the heck? I thought I’d just try something different.

I used some stretch denim from fabric.com. I really wanted some brown denim because I’ve been loving the color brown lately for bottoms.

I haven’t put the rivets on these yet because I decided to order a rivet press and it hasn’t quite arrived yet so I’m waiting for it. I am sick of how long it takes to put the rivets in by hand. It gets so tedious! Plus, I really want to use nipple rivets like most ready to wear clothes have, but you can’t put the nipple rivets in by hand. Or at least I haven’t been able to find out how to do it by hand.

The rivet press is supposed to come on Friday and I’m pretty excited. I’m sure I will write all about using it.

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