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

Color Coding

All the Snap Source® Tools and Snaps 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.

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?