How to Cover Plastic Snaps with Fabric

How to Cover a Plastic Snap in Fabric

Plastic snaps come in all sorts of colors, but there are still a variety of reasons that you may wish to cover them in fabric instead. You may not have snaps in the correct color to match your project, you may want to have a print on your snaps, you may want to quickly camouflage a snap, and many more reasons.

For this tutorial, you will need:
  • Plastic snaps (ex. KAM or Babyville snaps)
  • Fabric
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Thread
Step 1: Lay a snap cap on your fabric and cut out a circle of fabric that is larger than your snap cap. Remove the snap cap from the fabric.

TIP: Tracing a quarter (the coin) can help you achieve a nice circle.

Step 2: Thread your needle and tie a double knot in the end. Use a running stitch to go all the way around ~1/8" from the edge of the circle.


Step 3: Place your snap cap prong pointing up in the center of the wrong side of your fabric circle. Pull your thread to tighten the running stitch and it will pull the edge of your fabric circle over the edge of the snap cap. Sew back and forth a few times to snug things up. Make sure that the fabric is taught across the front of the snap cap then tie off your thread and trim it.



Step 4: Apply your snap to your project as usual and the fabric over the snap cap should now be firmly squished between the snap cap and socket/stud piece.

You now have beautiful, fabric covered snaps!

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