10 Splurge-Worthy Crafting Tools


Grommet Press

Armed with a grommet press, even a novice seamstress can churn out shower curtains, fancy fabric totes and embellished jeans and jackets. Scrapbookers can add embellishments to liven up the pages of their photo albums. Home decorators can put fancy touches onto furniture covers and lamps.

A heavy-duty grommet press sits on or attaches to a table and works by pressing down on a lever to apply a grommet (a small, reinforced ring). While a good press doesn't come cheap, for those who use them often, they're indispensable tools. You'll likely spend between $150 to $200 for one.