Sunday, February 8, 2015

Applying snaps on thin fabrics

When you are applying snaps through only two very thin layers...  like when you are making a PUL diaper or a thin flannel diaper...  Nail clippers are your friend!

 Insert your cap through.
 Snip off just the very end of the point so you're left with the flat post.

 Apply your socket or stud.
 Press as usual.  I only have pliers, so I have no idea if you need to do anything with a press.


  1. What is the benefit of doing it this way? Does it eliminate the post rolling over and laying down, ruining your snap job?

  2. I know this is old, but I wanted to add my experience with using a snap press. I also need to nail clip the tips of my normal size prongs to get a clean press. The short pronged ones do not need to be clipped though, but only come in white or black as far as I have found.