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How To :: How To Attach Snaps

How To Attach Snaps

November 30, 2015

by Patty Brower

Here's a great tutorial about how to attach snaps to faux leather. In doing so, Patty provides great visuals on the snap parts.

....There are four parts that create a snap – two for each piece of material that you are connecting. I’m using a traditional snap that has a solid round cap with a ring on the backside. In the photo, I’ve laid out the four pieces showing both sides of each piece. The snaps towards the bottom are 'right’ side up, the ones towards the top are ‘wrong’ side up – that distinction is a bit arbitrary, though.

The working parts of the snap – the parts that stick together – are the ‘stud’ and the ‘socket’. For the type of snap I’m using, the ‘cap’ holds the socket to the fabric and the ‘post’/ring’ holds the stud to the fabric....