We've chosen some beautiful metal finishes, taking inspiration from our favourite ready to wear looks in denim at the moment, high quality zippers, custom made tools, and packed them all in a super awesome kit for your jeans making journey at home. At KATM, we are all about the finishing touches... and this kit will take your jeans finishing to the next level of awesomeness!
You do not need to snip the rivet nails shorter, they just hammer in perfectly every time with our custom made tools. The anvil fits the button perfectly and holds it in place while you hammer it in. We've made this kit as easy as possible to use... we want you to have a confident and positive experience with our Denim hardware, and when you're done, a super professional looking pair to strut around town in.
What's included in the kit?
Hardware for 2 pairs of jeans:
2 x YKK locking jeans zippers nickel finish (MADE IN AUSTRALIA)
2 x Zipper "top stops" for use in shortening the zipper to a custom length
3 x Jeans Buttons and nails (one extra just in case, or keep for another project)
12 x Rivets and standard nails (most RTW jeans have 6 or less rivets per pair)
4 x Longer rivet nails (for installing rivets on bulky coin pockets - you might not need these)
1 x reusable tool kit - including 3mm thick awl, circular anvil, rivet setter and button setter. You will also need your own hammer to use this kit.
1 x Instruction sheet, with additional photo and video tutorials going live on our website when the kits are dispatched.
What size zipper should I choose?
If you have a pattern in mind, definitely check the specific details and notions list within that pattern.
As a rough guide.. 15 cm is good for men and women's low-mid rise jeans, and for women some smaller sizes of high waisted jeans.
19cm for high waisted jeans in most sizes.
We include an extra top stop per zipper so if you need to shorten your zipper, you can do this at home. You will need some pliers/metal snips etc, but after removing the required about of teeth, you can clamp the top stop above the top metal tooth to ensure you do not accidentally pull the zipper pull off the teeth altogether which might have resulted in some swear words and frustration.