Leather Riveting: A Comprehensive Guide 2023

Leather Riveting: A Comprehensive Guide 2023

Leather Riveting: A Comprehensive Guide 2023

Leather riveting is a technique that allows you to securely attach two pieces of leather together without using any stitching. Rivets provide a strong and permanent bond, making them ideal for use in leather products such as belts, wallets, and bags. This guide will provide a step-by-step guide to riveting leather, including everything you need to know about the tools, materials, and techniques involved.

Tools and Materials

Before we begin, let's take a look at the tools and materials you will need for leather riveting:

  • Leather pieces
  • Rivets
  • Rivet setter
  • Rivet anvil
  • Hammer
  • Leather hole punch


  1. Cut your leather pieces to the desired size and shape.
  2. Mark where you want the rivets to be placed on the leather pieces.
  3. Use a leather hole punch to make holes where you marked the rivets.

Setting the Rivets

  1. Place the bottom leather piece on the anvil.
  2. Place the rivet through the hole in the bottom leather piece and the top leather piece.
  3. Place the setter over the top of the rivet and hammer it down onto the anvil until it is secure.

Tips for Successful Riveting

  • Use a sturdy anvil and hammer for best results.
  • Make sure to match the size of the rivet to the thickness of your leather pieces.
  • Practice on scrap leather pieces before attempting a final project.
  • For added security, you can add a drop of super glue to the inside of the rivet before setting it.


With these steps, you should be able to easily rivet leather pieces together. This technique is a simple and cost-effective way to make long-lasting leather products. Don't be afraid to experiment with different materials and designs to find what works best for you. Happy leather crafting!

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