All Products CPSIA Compliant   

The Snap Source, Inc.
PO Box 4965
Troy, MI 48099

1-800-725-4600 (North America and Canada)
1-248-280-1411 (Local and International)

What's the Secret to our Snapping Success?

It's our long-prong snaps!

The Snap Source, Inc. offers a large selection of colorful metal snap fasteners. All of our industrial quality snaps feature long-prongs which provide a better "grip" onto fabric, allowing snaps to remain securely in place, wash after wash!

Our snaps come packaged in sets or parts:

One 4-part snap set includes: a fashion-colored Snap Top (ring, cap or pearl) and three backing parts (Socket, Stud and Back Ring). Purchase complete sets or just the parts of a snap set required for a project. Single or Double Color options are available. All packages include instructions for successful snapping.


Color Coding

All the Snap Source® Tools and Snap Packages are color-coded to easily identify which products to use together. When visiting a local sewing shop that stocks our products, look for like color product to work together. The Color Key to the right shows a listing of the three colors indicating snap product sizes.

Ordering is a snap!

To determine the snap size and style required for a project, refer to the snap sizes listed below. Each size comes in an assortment of colors.

                Large volume wholesale quantities are available here

Snap Sizes


Size 14: Small, petite snaps

  • All nickel-free, CPSIA and REACH complaint.
  • Ideal for lightweight fabrics such as jersey and cotton.
  • Great for projects such as infant clothing, doll clothes, pacifier clips or small accessories.
  • Comes standard with an easy-action closing tension.

Size 15:  Medium, standard 

  • All nickel-free, CPSIA and REACH compliant.
  • Suitable for light to medium weight fabrics.
  • The size most commonly used on imported baby and toddler clothing sold in retail stores.
  • Comes standard with easy-action closing tension.

Sizes 16, 18, 20, 24: Most versatile, interchangeable snaps 

  • All nickel-free, CPSIA and REACH compliant.
  • The sizes with the longest prongs.
  • Perfect for light to medium quilt and fabric layers, shirting, seersucker, cuddle, and flannel.
  • A firmer closing action keep garments securely fastened especially for toddlers clothing.
  • All snap sizes use the Size 16 Socket, Stud and Back Ring parts for continuity – only the Snap Top size changes.

Did you know our snaps are sized like buttons?



How to







Color Key
Color Tools and Snap Sizes
Size 14 Tools and Snaps Tool: Size 14 SnapSetter®
Tool Adapter Base: Size 14 Pearl
Snaps: Size 14 Ring, Cap, Pearl
Size 15 Tools and Snaps Tool: Size 15 SnapSetter®
Tool Adapter Base: None
Snaps: Size 15 Ring, Cap
Size 16, 18, 20, 24 Tools and Snaps Tool: Size 16 SnapSetter®
Tool Adapter Base: Sizes 16, 18 Pearl
Sizes 20, 24 Cap
Snaps: Size 16 Ring
Sizes 16, 20, 24 Cap
Sizes 16, 18 Pearl
Snap Descriptions

Ring:  An open circle of color enabling the fabric to show through the Snap Top when attached.

Cap: A solid circle of color to give the look of a button when attached.

Pearl: A domed, synthetic half-pearl rimmed with a ring; seen commonly on Western Wear.

Embossed: A snap with a unique designer cap.


What Snap Parts Go Together?

What Snap Parts Go Together?