Ever wondered how to set snaps in leather? I have two great options for you!
In the first video, I demonstrate how to set snaps in leather using Dritz Snap Setting Pliers and decorative faux pearl snaps. This method will work on thin leather (I am using a scrap of leather that is 1 mm thick, salvaged from an old handbag) as well as on denim and other fabrics.
The second video is from my friend Margaret at Hearts and Home, and shows you another way to set snaps – demonstrated on a thick leather motorcycle jacket. This method would also work on thinner leather, fabrics and other materials.
You’ll find all the tools and supplies for these methods listed below each video.
How to Set Snaps in Leather Using the Dritz Snap Setting Pliers
If you are unable to view the embedded video below, you can click here to watch >> How to Set Snaps in Leather << on YouTube.
TOOLS AND SUPPLIES:
If you get confused about which pieces go together, the packaging that came with the snaps should hopefully have some directions for you! The ‘outie’ side is easier to figure out than the ‘innie’ side – just make sure you pay attention to which side up you place it in the pliers. If you place the piece upside down, it will splay out the prongs on the opposite piece and not fasten properly.
How to Set Snaps in Thick Leather
The video below will show you how to to remove the old snap from a leather jacket and then how to replace it with new ones. The steps are the same regardless of the snap style or what you are putting them on – this technique will also work on thinner leather and fabrics!
If you are unable to view the embedded video below, you can click here to watch >> Replacing the Snaps on a Leather Vest << on YouTube.
TOOLS AND SUPPLIES:
For more notes about this video on replacing snaps on a leather vest, see this post from Hearts and Home!
If you’d like to see how to make the Magic Braided Leather Bracelet I demonstrate on in the first video above, you can find that here:
And here’s how I salvaged the leather from an old handbag: