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How do I attach a new snap?

 

During prolonged or heavy use, a snap can come off your clothing or gear and get lost. Not to worry – a worn-out or defective snap on a garment, tent, backpack or sleeping bag can easily be replaced.  Replacement snaps  often come with the product in a small bag. If you don’t have a replacement snap, you can pick one up in a fabric supplies store – they come in several shapes and sizes and fit almost anywhere. Here we’ll show you an example of how you can replace a snap on a pair of trousers.

Tools Needed

Hammer, pincers, replacement snap (in this example we’ve used a set from Prym)

Author

VAUDE Repair Team

Date

22.11.2016

Difficulty

Moderate

Time Needed

10 minutes

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Step One

In our example, the snap stud is missing. The snap post can be removed with the pliers.

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Step Two

Lay out the two pieces for the lower flap.

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Step Three

Place the stud component on the lower flap where the previous stud was positioned and hold it there with a plastic snap holder if necessary. Rivet the two parts together with a few strong blows of the hammer.

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Information

Alternatively, you can purchase a hand press for snaps at a sewing supplies store.

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Step Four

Lay out the other two pieces for the top flap.

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Step Five

Place the post part of the snap on the top flap where the previous post was positioned and attach it with a plastic holder if necessary. Rivet the two parts together with a few strong blows of the hammer.

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Information

Alternatively, you can purchase a hand press for snaps at a sewing supplies store.

Finished! You did it.