DIY eyelets in canvas

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DIY eyelets in canvas

Postby JM1375 » Thu Mar 27, 2008 4:42 pm

Hi all,

Just wondering how difficult it is to put eyelets into 13oz canvas?

I was down at Bunnings and they had a "kit" - a tool of some sort and some brass eyelets - but the guy was adamant that it was only suitable for poly tarps not canvas.

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Re: DIY eyelets in canvas

Postby Poodle Jewel » Sat Mar 29, 2008 4:41 pm

I`d be curious to know as well,if it is really raining i hang another tarp as a wall and think if only i had some more eyelets.
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Re: DIY eyelets in canvas

Postby will_deness » Sat Mar 29, 2008 4:58 pm

Putting the eyelets in is easy, but you really need to put them in where the canvas or poly tarp is reinforced so they just dont tear out, if not its probably better to take it to a upholsterer or someone who works with canvas to put in some reinforcing patches for you.
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Re: DIY eyelets in canvas

Postby will_deness » Sat Mar 29, 2008 5:17 pm

tarp grabbers are supposed to be pretty good for your situation PJ. adding a wall to a awning where the holes dont line up.Wouldn't expect them to be as strong as eyelets.
http://www.tarps.com/tarpgrabber.htm
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Re: DIY eyelets in canvas

Postby JM1375 » Mon Mar 31, 2008 1:37 pm

Thanks - the tarp grabbers look like they might do what I am after.

I just want to put eyelets or similar in the window covers of the awning of my ct so that I can pole or bungy cord them out to allow some airflow. At the moment they are either open or closed - nothing in between. Annoying....

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Re: DIY eyelets in canvas

Postby Poodle Jewel » Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:25 am

Hey they look great WD will try them. It says they cannot be removed,does this mean ever?
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Re: DIY eyelets in canvas

Postby Hissy » Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:36 pm

Should have bought a Camel.

Our CT has the reinforced eye lets, poles and guy ropes.

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Re: DIY eyelets in canvas

Postby cruiser » Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:40 pm

those tarp grabbers look like a great thing but i'm with hissy on this one
should of bought a customline,all reinforced with pegs and poles :grin:
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Re: DIY eyelets in canvas

Postby GypsyLady » Fri Apr 04, 2008 3:42 pm

Poodle Jewel wrote: It says they cannot be removed,does this mean ever?


If you want something that is removal try Tarp Chokers http://www.tarpchoker.com/html/main.asp

I have 6 small ones and they are invaluable, use them frequently. They are available at most camping outlets.
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