How to Sew On Snaps (Press Studs) for Beginners
This word has such a lovely ring to it, and it brings back so many happy memories of childhood games, matching things up, and feeling good about yourself because you fit in. Learn how to sew on snaps because they are a quick and easy way to finish a garment and avoid the stress of buttonholes.
Types of Sew on Snaps
Sew on snaps are great for closing a blouse or a narrow opening; a blouse that gapes a little is a great candidate for a simple snap. They come in a variety of sizes and colors, as well as metallic, plastic, and clear varieties.
Parts of a Snap
All snaps have two parts that’snap’ together and connect and join to fasten your garment. The ball side of the snap is sewn on the overlap side of the fabric (inside the top flap) and then matched up with the socket.
How to Sew on Snaps – The Video
One of my favorite craft and sewing projects is how to sew on snaps. I post weekly sewing and craft videos on my YouTube channel, so subscribe to get a weekly look at what I’ve been up to in the last few weeks. Watch the video below to learn how to sew on snaps.
Step 1 – Separate and Mark
Starting with a knot or double backstitch under the snap, mark the position of your ball snap on the underside of the top flap. If you have a double layer of fabric, just go through the top layer for an invisible finish.
Step 2 – Sew Through Holes
Stitching Instructions: Thread your needle through one of the holes at the snap’s edge, then work 2-3 stitches through each hole to secure it. You can use a regular overstitch or a buttonhole stitch to do this.
Step 3 – Next Holes
Move to the next hole by pushing the needle across through the top layer of fabric; there should be four holes around the edge of the snap in general; some brands may have more or fewer holes. Knot off with a stitch concealed under the snap.
Step 4 – Repeat
To ensure a good seam on the underside of the flap and that the socket side is sewn on the same level as the button on the top of the door handle, follow the instructions below.
How to Line Up A Snap
Sew the ball side in place first, then rub tailor’s chalk on the ball’s tip, which will mark the exact spot for sewing the other half, and SNAP, you’ll have a perfect match to make a snap.
If you want to line up several snaps in a row, snap tape is a good option. Snap tape has ball snaps on one side and socket snaps on the other, and it can be sewn in with all the snaps ready to connect. Simply sew along the edges of the tape with a zipper foot.
How do you sew snaps by hand?
How to Sew Snaps on
- Separate the halves of the snap and grab the ball side first.
- Step 2 u2013 Sew Through Holes. Thread your needle through one of the holes at the edge of the snap.
- Step 3 u2013 Next Holes.
How do you attach snap buttons?
Place the stud on top of the post and the base of the post on top of the anvil. Align the indent with the stud using the wider setting tool with the indent at the bottom. Hammer the setting tool a few times to lock it on the post.
What are snap buttons called?
A snap fastener (also known as a press stud, popper, snap, or tich) is a pair of interlocking discs made of metal or plastic that are commonly used to fasten clothing and for similar purposes in place of traditional buttons.
Can you install plastic snaps without tool?
You can get the tool and a supply of snaps for almost the same price as the snaps alone. It appears that you need to apply pressure to the inside of the snap without breaking the outer part, so I don’t think a hammer or pliers will work unless you have a die that fits inside the snap.
Can you use a sewing machine to sew on a button?
Yes, you can sew buttons on with a sewing machine. Any sewing machine with a zig-zag stitch and a button sew-on foot can have a button back in place in minutes. Sewing machine manufacturers have had feet to sew on buttons since the first zig-zag stitch was invented.
How do you attach a button without sewing?
You can reattach a button without sewing by using the following methods:
- Clear tape, a twist tie, a paper clip, or a tic button fastener