Dritz Heavy Duty Snaps are hardware fasteners used in DIY sewing and repair projects to create a functioning closure. These snaps are durable and work as ideal fasteners for sportswear, coats, jackets, vests and tops. Substitute cap and post on the reverse side to create reversible garments. Use for making accessories such as bags, totes, belts, wallets and device cases. Great for repairing and replacing utility items such as boating covers, tents and camping gear. Several fashion finishes are available; these snaps also coordinate with other Dritz hardware such as swivel hooks, D-rings and slide adjusters. Easy to apply using Dritz heavy duty snap pliers (item # 24P), Dritz heavy duty snap tools (item # 3) or using a hand tool that comes as part of the Dritz heavy duty snap kit (item # 18-65). This package includes 7 sets of size 24 (5/8″) Nickel Heavy Duty Snaps (each set includes a cap, socket, post and stud). Application tools not included.
Test on swatch of fabric. Use 2 layers of medium- to heavy-weight fabric reinforced with interfacing. Work on firm protected surface. For reversible snaps, substitute second cap for post when applying stud.
These instructions are for using the Dritz® heavy duty snap tools (item # 3). To apply using the Dritz® heavy duty pliers (item # 24P), follow the instructions on the pliers’ packaging or website item page.
1. Mark position of snaps on topside and underside of garment. Cut small hole at mark with scissors.
2. For cap and socket:
a. On topside, push post of cap through hole in fabric from right to wrong side. Place cap in smooth side of anvil.
b. Position socket, bowl side up, over cap post.
c. Insert metal tool into post; hammer several times until cap and socket are tight.
3. For post and stud:
a. On underside, push post through hole in fabric, from wrong to right side. Place post in raised center side of anvil.
b. Position stud, raised side up, over post.
c. Insert metal tool into post; hammer several times until stud and post are tight.
SMALL PARTS. NOT FOR CHILDREN UNDER 3 YRS.
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