Here is a pair of jeans that I made that are ready for rivets!
This is a purchased Clover awl to make a hole and the rivets.
Pick your spot
this is the back side
the rivet back piece pokes through the hole
The TP-1 works like a stapler. Add the top piece to the machine, line them up, and pull it down.
The jeans button works the same way. Now they look like I just purchased them at the store, except for my initials!