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Kam Snaps
« on: July 10, 2019, 11:11:45 AM »
Has anyone used Kam Snaps? They've probably got other names too, they're the plastic press stud type thingies used a lot on babygrows and the like.

Can anyone recommend a good supplier/brand?
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Ohsewsimple

Re: Kam Snaps
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2019, 12:59:28 PM »
Yes I’ve used them.  Got them from here
https://plushaddict.co.uk/haberdashery/kam-snaps.html

Be aware that there are fakes out there and fake tools too.  Haven’t had a problem with these.  Once they’re on they’re on. 

Lachica

Re: Kam Snaps
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2019, 13:05:49 PM »
I bought some on eBay- listed as but possibly (probably) not KAM though they look the same. I got the hand plier tool which looks identical to this and even with my rubbish grip I can squeeze too hard & the snaps don't then work. I suspect the bench tool has a pressure limiter to avoid this problem but wasn't going to pay £88 for that for limited use. So if you get the pliers be aware & don't squeeze too hard.
Mary
2019 stash used so far: about 10m stash added:5m

Bodgeitandscarper

Re: Kam Snaps
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2019, 13:14:12 PM »
I use them, not sure they are the real Kam Snaps though.  I also bought a remover tool thingy - expensive but very useful, in fact essential, for when it goes wrong!!

Lachica

Re: Kam Snaps
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2019, 14:31:00 PM »
@Bodgeitandscarper where did you get a remover tool? My remover tool is DH with pliers, cutters & strong hands.
Mary
2019 stash used so far: about 10m stash added:5m

WendyW

Re: Kam Snaps
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2019, 15:24:26 PM »
I just bought a pliers and snaps last month and have only used them once. I was pleased with the results. I wasn't real keen on using the pliers as I always found the pliers for the metal snaps to be awkward, but I had no trouble with these ones. I just bought off of Amazon, and they are probably not official Kam snaps. My pliers are a pretty flower print instead of plain metal.

Vezelay

Re: Kam Snaps
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2019, 16:01:11 PM »
I bought this great little snap set a while back and they will see me out. To remove the snap you squeeze it sideways on with your pliers and it just breaks off - found that on YouTube.  :)

Mine are unavailable now but there are loads similar on Ebay and Amazon.

Ah yes, I remember - instructions on YouTube too.
« Last Edit: July 10, 2019, 16:08:41 PM by Vezelay »

Bodgeitandscarper

Re: Kam Snaps
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2019, 17:30:46 PM »
@Lachica My removal pliers came from KamSnaps.co.uk, but their website is saying Scheduled maintenance at the moment...

Sewbee

Re: Kam Snaps
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2019, 17:35:41 PM »
I am fascinated with Kam Snaps but what can they be used for, other than baby clothes?

jintie

Re: Kam Snaps
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2019, 17:43:49 PM »
I buy sew on tiny (maybe 4mm across) soft plastic snaps, that I use to close inbetween gaps in RTW shirts. There is no way I would have even these to sit down upon!
They are very cheap, come on a snap of tree,  and I think in Fabricland.

Lollipop

Re: Kam Snaps
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2019, 19:09:08 PM »
Yes I use them, although like some others think they might not be the 'real' thing! I use them for kids clothes and dancewear fastenings. I like them although the ones I have are no good on more than a couple of layers of lycra.
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Sara-S

Re: Kam Snaps
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2019, 12:50:48 PM »
I love Kam snaps. I bought a big assortment ( a bunch of different colors) from Amazon last year.  I use them on tote bags, storage sacs and the little bow ties I make for my stuffed animals.
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