March 01, 2018

This tutorial is a follow-up to our original no-sew triangle origami pouch, but using metal snap fasteners instead of plastic snaps. Metal snaps are just as easy to use, require no sewing, and give a polished high end look to your projects.

For those new to metal snap fasteners, don't be afraid. Once you first start working with metal snaps, you'll see how easy they are to install and wonder why you didn't start earlier. Metal no-sew button poppers open another world of craft opportunities that give your DIY projects a beautiful, professional look. 

Before we get started, here are some handy videos on how to install the two metal snaps used in this project - fashion spring metal snaps and grommets using our versatile KAMsnaps KX8J professional handheld press.

Fashion Spring Metal Snaps
Grommets

 

What you will need:

 

Origami triangle coin purse easy no sew tutorial with KAM snaps metal button fasteners materials needed

 

Here is a close-up of the 4 parts that make up a fashion spring metal snap set, and corresponding dies.

KAM fashion spring metal snap fasteners no sew buttons fastener button dies KX hand press

 

Here is a close-up ofthe 2 parts that make up a grommet set, and corresponding dies.

KAM metal grommet grommets eyelet eyelets no sew fastener ring rings KX hand press dies

Download pattern. Trace onto marine vinyl and cut. 

Origami triangle coin purse easy no sew tutorial with KAM snaps metal button fasteners free pattern

 

Fold your marine vinyl into a triangles, so that you have creases as shown.

Origami triangle coin purse easy no sew tutorial with KAM snaps metal button fasteners folds

 

Using an awl, poke two holes at the ends/corners of your fabric using the pattern as your guide. (IMPORTANT: Be sure that your holes are not poked too far at the edge of your pattern as this will make it difficult to open/close your snap fastener). 

Origami triangle coin purse easy no sew tutorial with KAM snaps metal button fasteners poke hole awl

 

Using the  KAMsnaps KX8J professional handheld press or  table press and corresponding dies for fashion spring metal snaps, install your  metal snap fasteners with the  socket-cap as shown.

Origami triangle coin purse easy no sew tutorial with KAM snaps metal button fasteners fashion spring socket cap hand pliers press install

 

After your sockets-caps are installed on both ends/corners of your pattern, fold your pattern like shown.

Origami triangle coin purse easy no sew tutorial with KAM snaps metal button fasteners folding

 

Using an awl, poke a hole on the underlying 1 layer of fabric directly behind your cap. This will mark the placement of your corresponding stud-post.

Origami triangle coin purse easy no sew tutorial with KAM snaps metal button fasteners where to poke hole

Origami triangle coin purse easy no sew tutorial with KAM snaps metal button fasteners poke hole with awl

 

Unfold your pattern, and install your stud-post parts as shown.

Origami triangle coin purse easy no sew tutorial with KAM snaps metal button fasteners location of holes

  Origami triangle coin purse easy no sew tutorial with KAM snaps metal button fasteners stud post install with hand press pliers

 

After your fashion spring metal snaps are all installed, your pattern will look like this (front and back view).

Origami triangle coin purse easy no sew tutorial with KAM snaps metal button fasteners fashion metal cap stud parts

Origami triangle coin purse easy no sew tutorial with KAM snaps metal button fasteners fashion metal socket post parts

 

You're ready to fold your pattern into an origami triangle, and button up all your metal snap fasteners. The front and back of your pouch will look identical.

Origami triangle coin purse easy no sew tutorial with KAM snaps metal button fasteners how to fold

Origami triangle coin purse easy no sew tutorial with KAM snaps metal button fasteners how to finish fold closed

 

For added versatility, you can add a metal grommet to your pouch. First, poke a hole to mark where you want to place the grommet.

Origami triangle coin purse easy no sew tutorial with KAM snaps metal button fasteners poke hole for grommet eyelet

 

Use a hole punch tool, or scissors to cut a hole for your grommet. The cut should be big enough so that the male part of the grommet will fit through, but not too big that it will fall through. I like to first make an "x" cut, then cut a small circle around the "x".

Origami triangle coin purse easy no sew tutorial with KAM snaps metal button fasteners grommet cut hole x scissors

Origami triangle coin purse easy no sew tutorial with KAM snaps metal button fasteners cut scissors hole for grommet

 

Push male part through hole. Then place female (washer) part on top.

installing metal fasteners grommet grommets eyelet eyelets male part

installing metal fasteners grommet grommets eyelet eyelets male part

 

Using the  KAMsnaps KX8J professional handheld press  or  table press and corresponding grommet dies , install your  grommets  with the male-female positioned as shown.

kam snaps press pliers installation tool grommet grommets metal snap fasteners

 

Your set grommet will look like this.

easy no sew installation grommet grommets hand pliers press KAM metal snap fasteners

 

Hook a key chain to your pouch and you've got a hangable and handy carryall for your coins, tissue, keys, lipstick, and other knickknacks! 

Origami triangle coin purse grommet grommets key chain holder

 

 

 


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