Friday, 24 June 2016


This technique is courtesy of Sandra Betzina. Use snaps where the fabric won't take a buttonhole well such as denim, plastic, leather, or just for the look of them. They are positioned on the CF line. Easiest to add snaps to the flat garment pieces before any construction.

This technique uses the 'SnapSetter' tool from Snap Source.

Sandra uses size 16 and size 24 snaps.


  1. Interface behind where the snaps will go,  a strip of interfacing.
  2. Add male prong of snap to WS of upper garment, pushing prongs through fabric.
  3. Place this into lower part of tool.
  4. Squeeze some glue (e.g. E6000) into the centre of the snap.
  5. Use a pencil to guide the next part of the tool on top (has a hole)
  6. Lay down female flower of snap onto tool then add final layer of tool.
  7. Pound with a hammer on a hard surface to join together.
  8. To set the other side, chalk the snap surface heavily, line up on the other garment piece and rub off to get the placement.
  9. Repeat the process with the female snap parts.

1 comment:

  1. These tips are golden! I like the glue bit. Thanks for sharing.