HOW TO SET RIVETS, SNAPS + BUTTONS TO LEATHER

 
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Leatherworking series: part 1, part 2, part 3 + part 4.

Woo hoo, it's part 5 of the leatherworking series! Today's blog post is a 2 in 1 tutorial. Here's what we'll cover:

  1. How to set rivets, snaps and buttons to leather.
  2. DIY leather cord organizers.

If your family is anything like my family, you probably own about a million earbuds and chargers. If your kids are anything like my kids, said earbuds and chargers are probably all tangled up in a drawer somewhere.

So when I was planning this tutorial these leather cord organizers came to mind. You can practice setting rivets, snaps and buttons to leather, while also solving the whole tangled cord dilemma. Nice, right?

Ok. Here we go...

How to set snaps, rivets and buttons to leather with printable DIY leather cord organizer pattern. - clothstory.com

How to set snaps, rivets and buttons to leather with printable DIY leather cord organizer pattern. - clothstory.com

How to Set Rivets to Leather


How to set snaps, rivets and buttons to leather with printable DIY leather cord organizer pattern. - clothstory.com

TOOLS + SUPPLIES

  • Leather
  • Rivets- size small (anvil, setter, post + cap)
  • DIY leather cord organizer pattern (rivets)
  • X-acto knife
  • Poly mallet
  • Scratch awl
  • 1/8" Round leather punch
  • Poly cutting board
  • Self healing cutting mat
  • Fine grit sanding sponge (optional)

HOW TO

1. Trace the pattern onto the leather using a scratch awl.

How to set snaps, rivets and buttons to leather with printable DIY leather cord organizer pattern. - clothstory.com

2. Cut the leather piece out, then smooth the edges using a fine grit sanding sponge.

How to set snaps, rivets and buttons to leather with printable DIY leather cord organizer pattern. - clothstory.com
How to set snaps, rivets and buttons to leather with printable DIY leather cord organizer pattern. - clothstory.com

3. Mark the holes using the punch.

Lay the pattern on top of the leather and push the punch down just enough to leave a mark.

How to set snaps, rivets and buttons to leather with printable DIY leather cord organizer pattern. - clothstory.com
How to set snaps, rivets and buttons to leather with printable DIY leather cord organizer pattern. - clothstory.com

4. Now that the placement of the holes have been marked, punch all the way through the leather.

How to set snaps, rivets and buttons to leather with printable DIY leather cord organizer pattern. - clothstory.com
How to set snaps, rivets and buttons to leather with printable DIY leather cord organizer pattern. - clothstory.com
How to set snaps, rivets and buttons to leather with printable DIY leather cord organizer pattern. - clothstory.com

5. Set the post down on the anvil and place the leather over it.

How to set snaps, rivets and buttons to leather with printable DIY leather cord organizer pattern. - clothstory.com
How to set snaps, rivets and buttons to leather with printable DIY leather cord organizer pattern. - clothstory.com
How to set snaps, rivets and buttons to leather with printable DIY leather cord organizer pattern. - clothstory.com

6. Place the cap over the leather and smack it down with the mallet.

You're gonna need a hard surface to do this. The less bounce the better.

That's it!

How to set snaps, rivets and buttons to leather with printable DIY leather cord organizer pattern. - clothstory.com
How to set snaps, rivets and buttons to leather with printable DIY leather cord organizer pattern. - clothstory.com
How to set snaps, rivets and buttons to leather with printable DIY leather cord organizer pattern. - clothstory.com

HOW TO SET SNAPS TO LEATHER


How to set snaps, rivets and buttons to leather with printable DIY leather cord organizer pattern. - clothstory.com

TOOLS + SUPPLIES

  • Leather
  • Snaps - line 20 (anvil, setter, cap, socket, post + stud)
  • DIY leather cord organizer pattern (snaps)
  • X-acto knife
  • Poly mallet
  • Scratch awl
  • 1/8" Round leather punch
  • Poly cutting board
  • Self healing cutting mat
  • Fine grit sanding sponge (optional)
How to set snaps, rivets and buttons to leather with printable DIY leather cord organizer pattern. - clothstory.com

HOW TO

1. Trace the pattern onto the leather using a scratch awl.

2. Cut the leather piece out, then smooth the edges using a fine grit sanding sponge.

3. Mark the holes using the punch. Lay the pattern on top of the leather and push down just enough to leave a mark.

4. Now that placement of the holes have been marked, punch all the way through the leather.

How to set snaps, rivets and buttons to leather with printable DIY leather cord organizer pattern. - clothstory.com

5. Set the cap down on the anvil and place the leather over it.

How to set snaps, rivets and buttons to leather with printable DIY leather cord organizer pattern. - clothstory.com
How to set snaps, rivets and buttons to leather with printable DIY leather cord organizer pattern. - clothstory.com

6. Place the socket right over the top of the leather.

How to set snaps, rivets and buttons to leather with printable DIY leather cord organizer pattern. - clothstory.com

7. Hold all the pieces together and smack it down with the mallet.

How to set snaps, rivets and buttons to leather with printable DIY leather cord organizer pattern. - clothstory.com
How to set snaps, rivets and buttons to leather with printable DIY leather cord organizer pattern. - clothstory.com

8. Now set the post on the anvil and place the leather right on top of it.

How to set snaps, rivets and buttons to leather with printable DIY leather cord organizer pattern. - clothstory.com
How to set snaps, rivets and buttons to leather with printable DIY leather cord organizer pattern. - clothstory.com

9. Set the stud on top of the leather and smack it down with the mallet. Done!

How to set snaps, rivets and buttons to leather with printable DIY leather cord organizer pattern. - clothstory.com
How to set snaps, rivets and buttons to leather with printable DIY leather cord organizer pattern. - clothstory.com
How to set snaps, rivets and buttons to leather with printable DIY leather cord organizer pattern. - clothstory.com

HOW TO SET BUTTONS TO LEATHER


How to set snaps, rivets and buttons to leather with printable DIY leather cord organizer pattern. - clothstory.com

TOOLS + SUPPLIES

  • Leather
  • Leather buttons (stud + screw)
  • DIY leather cord organizer pattern (buttons)
  • X-acto knife
  • Poly mallet
  • Scratch awl
  • 1/8" Round leather punch
  • 1/4" Round leather punch
  • Self healing cutting mat
  • Screw driver
  • Fine grit sanding sponge (optional)
How to set snaps, rivets and buttons to leather with printable DIY leather cord organizer pattern. - clothstory.com

HOW TO

1. Trace the pattern onto the leather using a scratch awl.

2. Cut the leather piece out, then smooth the edges using a fine grit sanding sponge.

3. Mark the holes using the punch. Lay the pattern on top of the leather and push down just enough to leave punch marks.

4. Now that the placement of the holes have been marked, punch all the way through the leather.

How to set snaps, rivets and buttons to leather with printable DIY leather cord organizer pattern. - clothstory.com

5. Cut a tiny slit underneath the larger hole.

How to set snaps, rivets and buttons to leather with printable DIY leather cord organizer pattern. - clothstory.com

6. Place the screw in the smaller hole.

How to set snaps, rivets and buttons to leather with printable DIY leather cord organizer pattern. - clothstory.com

7. Screw the stud on and tighten with a screw driver. Done!

How to set snaps, rivets and buttons to leather with printable DIY leather cord organizer pattern. - clothstory.com
How to set snaps, rivets and buttons to leather with printable DIY leather cord organizer pattern. - clothstory.com
How to set snaps, rivets and buttons to leather with printable DIY leather cord organizer pattern. - clothstory.com

Phewww...this was a long one! I hope you found some useful information in this blog post. Setting rivets, snaps and buttons is super easy right? Practice what you've learned today and make leather cord organizers while you're at it.

Share your finished project with me and use the hashtag #clothstorycreative.

We are at the tail end of the leatherworking series. There's just one more topic that I want to go over...how to attach buckles to leather. I'll be sharing a tutorial on that next week. Stay tuned for that...

How to set snaps, rivets and buttons to leather with printable DIY leather cord organizer pattern. - clothstory.com

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