Chicago screws are one of the go-to fasteners for leathercrafters. Handy and reliable, they are essential for every artisan's toolbox. Explore Leffler's selection in various styles, sizes, and finishes. With our extensive range, you will find the perfect finishing touch for any leather project.
A Chicago screw is essentially a two-part screw consisting of a male screw and a female screw designed to fasten several leather pieces without sewing securely. Traditionally used to connect the headstall and bit of the horse harness, these fasteners are commonly used on leather accessories and garments, including belts, purses, handbags, luggage straps, and leather costumes.
Unlike rivets, Chicago screw posts can be easily removed and repositioned without damaging the leather, making them an excellent option for items that need to be adjusted over time, such as buckles on belts and straps on bags.
In addition, due to their solid construction with two sides to screw, Chicago bolts get a strong and stable hold of layers while offering a clean, unobtrusive look. They are also easy to apply even without a unique screwing tool.
Browse our top-quality screws in various sizes, lengths, and styles to find the perfect hardware for your needs and ensure your leather goods last a lifetime.
One of the most significant advantages of using these fasteners in leather craft is their versatility. They can be used to fasten a wide range of leather items, such as belts, bags, wallets, and holsters. To ensure that the leather pieces remain secure and do not come apart over time, it is crucial to choose the right screw size and length.
For this purpose, leather thickness is always a determining factor. Choose a screw about 2 mm shorter than the total thickness of the material. Leffler offers a wide Chicago bolt selection ranging from 5 to 12 mm long to find the right one for any leather project.
With their smooth, low-profile dome- or flat-shaped heads, our screws ensure minimum interference with your designs. However, some can serve as an elegant accent and give your creations a new edge. Consider our floral patterned screws to adorn your goods and elevate the style. Available in various finishes, including silver, gold, nickel, and antique brass, these fasteners will be a great addition to your belts, bags, and leather straps, matching with all of your other metal hardware.
Having decades of experience sourcing the best quality hides and associated components, Leffler is your one-stop shop for all leather. We offer an extensive selection of premium-quality leather, cutting tools, craft kits, adhesives, sewing materials and Chicago screws in Australia. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned artisan, in our collection, you will find something that fits your needs.
You can also count on our expert customer support team for advice - they can answer your questions and help you make an informed decision.
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