KAM snaps are a very quick and easy way to apply fasteners to a project.
They can made of a strong and durable type of plastic or metal.
The requirements to make a Kam snap fastener are
. Kam Snap Hand held Pliers.(Hand held Pliers are fine for the plastic snaps and a table press for metal snaps)
. Kam snaps – either plastic or metal .
. Kam Dies – Dies are the pieces which hold the snap parts in place in the pliers and table press. They come in different sizes to correspond with different sized Kam snaps/
. An Awl ( sharp tool for making holes in leather) or something sharp enough to make a small tidy hole
To fasten with Kam snaps. You need a set of snaps .
Each set has two halves.
One half has a cap with prong plus a ‘socket’ fitting.
The other half has a cap with prong plus a ‘stud’ fitting
Example of how to attach Kam snaps on our Monkey Bib design
Using an Awl or sharp tool , make a small tidy hole completely through the fabric
Insert the prong of the cap through the hole you made and slip the ‘stud’ fitting on the prong on the other side. Now with the pliers fit the press with the ‘Die’ over the cap and clamp down firmly , using a solid surface to help support the pliers while you clamp down with them.
Repeat with the other side of the fastener clamping the prong of the cap and the ‘socket’ fitting this time
Now you can enjoy your finished product with this easy to use fastening system.