How to Install Grommets & the Tools Needed

Grommet Sizing:

The "size" (4mm, 5mm, etc) represents the diameter of the hole.  You will want to select a hole size that is larger than the item you plan to place through that hole.  5mm and 7mm are our most popular sizes. 

  • Click here for grommet sizing info, including a true-to-life size chart you can download and print for visual reference.


  Grommets KAMsnaps


Don't have any tools yet?

Purchase the complete grommet press & dies with the fundamental tools needed already included. ( Grommets sold separately.)

  • Click here for full comparison of our tools.


Otherwise, here's what you'll need:


  Also Recommended:

  • Something to cut a hole through your fabric for grommet placement:
    • Hole punching dies.  If your material has no stretch, use hole punch dies in the same size as your grommets.  If your material is stretchy, use a smaller hole punch size since the hole will get stretched out.


Optional: Leave a note in the Order Notes box at checkout requesting that your order be reviewed for completeness.  We'll contact you if anything appears to be missing or if your tools aren't compatible with your fasteners.


* KAMsnaps® presses, dies, and fasteners are made to work together and may not be compatible with other brands.


How to Install Grommets & the Tools Needed



  • Place grommet dies in press.
  • Make a hole in fabric big enough for the grommet stem to slip through.
  • If using pro-handheld or pro-standup press:
    • Place eyelet through hole.
    • Place flat washer over eyelet stem.
    • Center grommet in dies, making sure the hole sits over the nub of the bottom die.
  • If using table press:
    • Place eyelet over bottom die.
    • Slip hole in fabric over the eyelet stem.
    • Place flat washer over eyelet stem.
  • Flatten with press.


Quick Video showing both handheld & table press:

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