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Eyeletting can be split into two simple groups, small eyelets for tags, documents, swatches and print finishing and large ‘Sail’ eyelets traditionally used for maritime purposes and fixing of canvas and protective covers and now usually seen on banners. Presco stocks both types of eyelets and the tools and machines to apply them in many different sizes and brands.

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What are some key uses for eyelets?

Eyelets are small metal or plastic rings that are typically used for reinforcing holes in materials, preventing tearing or fraying. They have a variety of uses across different applications. Here are some main uses for eyelets:

  1. Fabric and Clothing: Eyelets are commonly used in clothing and fabric items, such as shoes, belts, corsets, and bags. They reinforce holes in these materials, particularly in areas where stress or tension is applied, like the eyelets used for lacing in shoes.
  2. Curtains and Drapes: Eyelets are often used in curtains and drapes to reinforce holes along the top edge. They provide a neat and durable way to hang curtains on a rod or track.
  3. Banners and Flags: Eyelets are used in banners and flags to reinforce the holes through which ropes or other fasteners can be threaded. This ensures that the fabric doesn’t tear or fray when hung.
  4. Scrapbooking and Craft Projects: Eyelets are popular in crafting for scrapbooking and other paper-based projects. They can be used to reinforce holes in paper, creating a decorative and functional element.
  5. Leathercraft: In leatherworking, eyelets are often employed to reinforce holes in leather belts, straps, and other accessories. They provide durability and a finished look to the leather items.
  6. Shoes and Boots: Eyelets are commonly used in the construction of shoes and boots, particularly in areas where laces pass through. They reinforce the holes and contribute to the overall durability of the footwear.
  7. Tarps and Covers: Eyelets are often found in tarps and covers to reinforce the holes along the edges. This allows for easy attachment to structures or objects using ropes, bungee cords, or other fastening methods.
  8. Stationery and Office Supplies: Eyelets can be used in office supplies, such as presentation folders and report covers, to reinforce holes and prevent tearing. They can also be used in tag attachments.
  9. DIY Home Projects: Eyelets can be used in various DIY home projects where holes need reinforcement. This includes projects involving fabric, leather, or other materials that may undergo stress or tension.
  10. Advertising Banners: Large banners used for advertising purposes often have reinforced holes with eyelets, allowing for easy installation and secure attachment to structures.

Overall, eyelets provide a practical solution for reinforcing holes in a wide range of materials, contributing to durability and functionality in various applications.