Pronged studs hold a wealth of potential for your projects, but are little understood, so let me help demystify them.
What is a Pronged Stud?
A pronged stud has a stud (male) on one side, and a prong on the other end.
When would I use Pronged Studs?
Adding a pronged stud to a regular snap set creates a double-sided or stackable snap.
Use a pronged stud in place of a cap to create a double-sided connector which can be snapped in the middle of 2 regular snap pieces, or stacked on top of each other for infinite snapping. Pair the pronged stud with a regular stud (male) to make a double-sided stud connector. Or pair with a regular socket (female) to make a male-female connector. See how it works.
Examples of projects using Double Pronged Studs:
Attach Wipe Bag to Wet Bag Handle: A double-sided snap on the pink wipe bag allows the bag to be attached to the handle of the larger wet bag. One less thing in your hand when you're rushing baby to the bathroom for a diaper change.
Interactive Clock: A double-sided snap was used for the bottom hand of the clock. The bottom hand is able to fasten to both the clock as well as the top hand.
Fabric Sampler Book: Layers of fabric are attached to each other with double-sided snaps to create a sampler book.
Quiet/Busy Book: The pages of this quiet book were connected using pronged studs. Each page can be unsnapped and therefore removed. Or additional pages can be added in any sequence, and the pages can be rearranged.
The Convertabunz pattern from Bunzuke Cloth uses pronged studs (double-sided snaps). For those not familiar, a Convertabunz was designed by Sara Scholl and is a single piece that converts to all these things. Talk about versatility!
1. Snapping newborn/infant prefold
2. Snapping infant/toddler prefold
3. Fitted newborn/infant diaper
4. Fitted infant/toddler diaper
5. “Stay Dry” snap-in soaker
6. Pocket diaper insert
7. Elasticized insert
8. Pocket to add extra absorbency
Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/
You can buy the pattern here: http://hyenacart.com/
Have you made a project using double pronged studs? Share it with us by sending an email to sales @ KAMsnaps.com (remove the spaces).