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Add a Snap to Leather

by Jan Mh on April 08, 2015

How to Add a Snap to Leather

Snap closures are a practical and economical method to add sturdy fasteners to leather items. However, snap setting is a task that many leather crafters find daunting. Posts sometimes bend, caps become misaligned, and the list of pitfalls can be exhausting. With the right tools and a few simple steps, learning how to add a snap to leather can be rewarding.

Steps

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    Select your snaps keeping in mind that the length and style vary considerably.
    • The width, length and style vary considerably, so it is important to choose the right type of snap according to the type of garment and the thickness of the leather.
    • Many leather crafters prefer industrial quality snaps, since they consistently remain firm in their setting, while lower quality snaps tend to loosen up over time.
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    Measure the diameter of the snap posts in relation to the width of your hole-punch tool. The proper sizing is imperative to insure that the snap is set snugly.