Blue Jean Rivets & Buttons & Velcro
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Blue jean rivets are 16¢ to 25¢ each per set. A "set" is one nail and one head.

Blue jean buttons are 25¢ to 65¢ each per set.

Top photo, top row left to right, see copper, antique nickel and antique brass finish bullseye rivets. Bottom row left to right, see copper finish sombrero rivets and some rivet nails. The penny is for scale.

In the lower photo, top left to right, see copper finish, antique brass finish, copper oak leaf finish and nickel finish buttons.

NOTE: These buttons are solid metal. They might be stronger than the buttons on the jeans you're probably wearing.

The average button diameter is ~.665" or a little smaller than a penny as you can see.

The average overall length of a button, from the top of a button to the surface of the fabric, is ~.0312".

If you wonder what these rivets and buttons actually look like, look at the ones on the jeans you're probably wearing. These are the same. In fact, they might be exactly the same because several small factories order their jean rivets and buttons from me.

Here's some less expensive all plastic buttons. They're .655" in diameter vs .665" for the all metal buttons. In plastic copper oak leaf finish and plastic silver oak leaf finish only.

For rivet & button installation and ordering info, see below. Or click here to go to the installation instructions.

For a better rivet how-to than mine, check out this London woman's blog.

NOTE #1: Blue jean rivets come with a long nail designed for 5 or 6 layers of denim at the corners of pockets. In other words, they work best with thick fabric. To use them on thinner fabric trim the tip of the nail.

NOTE #2: These are real-deal jean rivets and buttons. If you install one on the wrong side of your fabric or leather, good luck uninstalling it.


These aluminum Chicago screws have either a plain aluminum finish or a hard, anodized antique brass finish. Plain aluminum = 60¢ each. Antique brass = 95¢ each.

Post and screw head diameter = 7/16" and thickness = 1/16". Screw threads are 8-32.

Post diameter = 3/16" for use in a 1/4" hole.

Post lengths = 1/8", 3/16", 1/4", 3/8" or 1/2". The 1/2" posts are NOT through-threaded. The length does not include the head.

HEADS UP! Most pistol shoulder holster straps use either 3/16" or 1/4" aluminum Chicago screws to secure the straps. Every shoulder holster of my acquaintance contained at least one loose or even missing Chicago screw. Check yours immediately and put a daub of Loctite® or even fingernail polish on the screws. I suggest buying six of each size just in case…..


These steel Chicago screws have a zinc coat. All lengths are $1 each.

Post and screw head diameter = 7/16" and thickness = 1/8". Screw threads are 10-24.

Post diameter = 1/4" for use in a 5/16" hole.

Post lengths = 1/4", 3/8" or 1/2". The 1/2" posts are NOT through-threaded. The length does not include the head.


 

Here you see the loop sides of kelly green, olive drab, and dark brown Velcro. Sew on only. Width = 1" only.

The price is $1.50 per foot and includes the hook side and the loop side.

If you order 3 units for $4.50 total, for example, you'll get a 36" long hook side and a 36" long loop side.



Yes, I know you can buy split-ring key chain rings at the hardware store for 75¢ each, but they're plated iron. Get water on one, and it rusts and stains your favorite whatever. These are solid stainless steel and priced 80¢ each or $7.95 per dozen.

They're great for adding sturdy, non-rusting attachment points to backbacks, belts, belt loops, scabbards, straps of all kinds, horse harness, climbing harness, etc., etc. You can even make yourself a non-rusting key chain.

Only size 24mm available. OD = ~.930"; ID = ~.830"; Thickness = ~.100". Note the squeeze fit on the 1" green strap and the perfect fit on the 3/4" black strap. Note the loose fit of the penny.

A dozen should last a lifetime. To buy, see below or click here and go below.


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Junior Doughty
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Antique brass finish bullseye rivet set @ 25¢ each
100 Antique brass finish bullseye rivet sets @ $20.00
250 antique brass finish bullseye rivet sets @ $40.00
Copper finish bullseye rivet set @ 25¢ each
100 Copper finish bullseye rivet sets @ $20.00
250 copper finish bullseye rivet sets @ $40.00
Antique nickel finish bullseye rivet set @ 25¢ each
100 antique nickel finish bullseye rivet sets @ $20.00
250 antique nickel finish bullseye rivet sets @ $40.00
Copper finish sombrero rivet set @ 25¢ each
100 Copper finish sombrero rivet sets @ $20.00
250 copper finish sombrero rivet sets @ $40.00

Plastic copper oak leaf finish button set @ .30¢ each

50 plastic copper oak leaf finish button sets @ $12.50


Plastic silver oak leaf finish button set @ .30¢ each

50 plastic silver oak leaf finish button sets @ $12.50


Heads up!   Button manufacturers now make the following all-metal buttons special order only!

Copper finish oak leaf button set @ 65¢ each.

50 copper oak leaf button sets @ $25.00

100 copper oak leaf button sets @ $45.00

250 copper oak leaf button sets @ $100.00


Plain copper finish button set @ 55¢ each
50 plain copper finish button sets @ $20.00

100 plain copper finish button sets @ $35.00

250 plain copper finish button sets @ $75.00


Antique brass finish button set @ 55¢ each
50 antique brass finish button sets @ $20.00

100 antique brass finish button sets @ $35.00

250 antique brass finish button sets @ $75.00


Plain nickel finish button set @ 55¢ each
50 plain nickel finish button sets @ $20.00
100 plain nickel finish button sets @ $35.00
250 plain nickel finish button sets @ $75.00

1/8" antique brass Chicago screw @ 95¢ each
3/16" antique brass Chicago screw @ 95¢ each
1/4" antique brass Chicago screw @ 95¢ each
3/8" antique brass Chicago screw @ 95¢ each
1/2" antique brass Chicago screw @ 95¢ each

↓ Most pistol shoulder holsters use these. ↓

1/8" plain aluminum Chicago screw @ 60¢ each
3/16" plain aluminum Chicago screw @ 60¢ each
1/4" plain aluminum Chicago screw @ 60¢ each
3/8" plain aluminum Chicago screw @ 60¢ each
1/2" plain aluminum Chicago screw @ 60¢ each

1/4" steel Chicago screw @ $1 each
3/8" steel Chicago screw @ $1 each
1/2" steel Chicago screw @ $1 each

Kelly green sew on Velcro @ $1.50 per foot
Olive drab sew on Velcro @ $1.50 per foot
Dark brown sew on Velcro @ $1.50 per foot


Stainless steel split ring @ .80¢ each

Stainless steel split rings @ $7.95 per dozen




Installation Instructions

Setting a blue jean rivet or button is easy. You need a hammer, an anvil, and a carpenter nail.

  • Drive a carpenter nail through your fabric/leather/strap.

  • Insert a rivet nail through the hole.

  • Place the base of the rivet nail on a metal anvil. Wood won't work.

  • Place the rivet head on the tip of the rivet nail and give the head a few gentle taps with a hammer to set the rivet.

    Note: If the nail bends, your fabric is too thin. Add a layer of fabric or shorten the nail by nipping off the tip with pliers.

  • Buttons set better if you place the head on the anvil and tap the base of the nail with a hammer. When you can't rotate the button on the fabric, the button is set.

  • Note: Be carefull setting buttons in thin fabric. A heavy hammer blow on the nail can breakdown the fabric, leaving a nail-diameter hole in your pants, etc. Add a layer of fabric or make a fabric or leather washer. Use gentle hammer taps, checking frequently for button rotation. At the no-rotation point, no more taps.


Here's some ideas for ways to use blue jean rivets and buttons.

 

I gained weight, and my 38Waist jeans were too tight. So I bought some 40W jeans. Then I lost the weight, and my jeans would fall to my knees if I didn't wear suspenders. What to do?

Simple. Use a jean button and make 40W jeans 38W jeans. These jeans now fit fine. The zipper kinda kinks at the top, but it zips all the way up just fine.

I used a plastic button so I could crush it with pliers and remove it if needed. For ~ .30¢ I saved a pair of jeans.

 

 

 

I used bullseye rivets and nylon strapping and made a pair of non-removable suspenders for my hunting pants. I got tired of the clamp-on suspenders coming un-clamped at the waist.

I can now fill my pockets with whatever and not worry about my pants falling down.

With more bullseye rivets, I attached little leather loops to the left suspender strap. I hang my water bottle from one, and it stays out of the way of my rifle, which I carry on my right side.

 

 

 

If you own one of those superlight Frost Mora knives with the slots in the scabbard, look what you can do with a blue jean button.

This photo shows a plain copper finish button.

The hole at the top of one of the slots is a perfect fit for a blue jean button. Plus, the knife & scabbard is easily removed from the pants and just as easily reinstalled.


I liked the Mora knife/blue jean button combo on my hunting pants so much, I installed buttons on every pair of blue jeans I own.

Now, I can easily carry the lightweight Mora knife on warm weather woods hikes.

Here we see a discontinued brass finish button. It's now antique brass.

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