KAMsnaps sells cute, high-quality and easy-to-use snaps, pliers, dies, and presses to suit so many of your crafting needs. KAMsnaps are great for making cloth diapers or for giving a new life to your old ones that used velcro. KAMsnaps are also great other projects, giving you an option besides velcro, button holes or zippers. I received pliers and several designs and colors of plastic snaps to try out.
I really needed some hand towels for the kitchen and wanted the kind that tied to the oven or fridge handle so it wouldn’t constantly fall on the floor. I came across a great pattern and tutorial on Kleio’s Belly to attach some cotton fabric to a towel. But instead of using a button and buttonhole, I used KAMsnaps. I made two towels in an afternoon. After the sewing portion was complete, I used the awl to poke a hole in my fabric.
I selected colors that would go nicely with my fabric. That was a tough decision because they were all so cute. I couldn’t resist the heart and the flower for my towels. I also took out a socket and stud for each towel, plus plain snaps for the back. The video tutorial explained everything so clearly. It was easy to change the die that fit my snaps, and my snaps went on easily (I did practice a few times on some scrap fabric). Here’s what the front and back look like: A close-up: And the finished product in my kitchen (my mom has already stolen the orange one).
I have already washed the blue one several times and I’m happy to report that the KAMsnaps held up great (update: it’s been 6 months, and this towel has been washed once a week. The KAMsnap is still holding up!). Check out all the other tutorials on the KAMsnaps website. There are so many things you can make using KAMsnaps. Did you know you could make pull-up style cloth training pants? You can even resize diapers using KAMsnaps. KAMsnaps plastic snaps are CPSIA compliant so they are safe to use in children’s products. KAMsnaps also loves animals and supports animal rescue organizations. So…snap up some KAMsnaps and get crafty! This was a product review I wrote for Real Moms Real Views in July 2010. KAMSnaps provided pliers, dies and a collection of snaps for the review. Opinions expressed are solely my own; yours may be different.