July 20, 2018

We had a previous tutorial on how to make fabric covered KAM snaps that required a bit of sewing. For those no-sew enthusiasts, we've discovered how to make fabric covered snaps using cover buttons instead!

Please note that this tutorial was done with a  DK93 Table Press, which provides even and strong pressure to properly set your snap. Hand held pliers unfortunately were harder to use for this project, as they are less even in pressure causing the snap to not set as well.

 

Materials needed:

 

Instructions:

First make a size 24 fabric cover button by  following  these instructions (stop at instruction #8). Leave off the back plate on your cover button. Instead, your size 20 cap will be placed on the back of your cover button.

Make Fabric Covered KAM Plastic Snaps with Cover Buttons cap socket glue

 

Using E6000 adhesive, glue a size 20 plastic cap inside the cover button as shown. 

Important tip : Let the glue dry overnight to set in place. E6000 is a strong adhesive, but needs a few hours to properly cure. 

Make Fabric Covered KAM Plastic Snaps with Cover Buttons Glue Cap Inside Button

Make Fabric Covered KAM Plastic Snaps with Cover Buttons Glue Cap Inside Button

 

Using an awl, poke a hole where your snap will be placed. 

Make Fabric Covered KAM Plastic Snaps with Cover Buttons Poke Hole with Awl

 

Using a  DK93 Table Press with a size 20 socket die (top die), and  size 24 cap die (bottom die), press your cap/socket together. 

Make Fabric Covered KAM Plastic Snaps with Cover Buttons Professional Press Installs Snap Fasteners

 

Your corresponding cap/stud should be installed with a  size 20 stud die (top die), and size 20 cap die (bottom die). 

The inside of your finished project will look like this.

Make Fabric Covered KAM Plastic Snaps with Cover Buttons Socket Stud Caps Installed

 

And the outside of your project, featuring your fabric covered KAM snap, will look like this. As you can see, the fabric cover button is used over your plastic cap, giving you the look a traditional fabric button, but installed with the ease of a no-sew snap instead!

Make Fabric Covered KAM Plastic Snap Fasteners with Cover Buttons No-Sew


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