Saturday, February 28, 2015

Having Trouble with Your KAM Snap Pliers?

Having problems with your KAM snap pliers? The pliers should be very easy-peasy to use, so if you're having difficulties, then it's possible something is wrong with set-up or with the snap size you're using with your particular fabric density.

Make sure to read the online instructions. Not just watch the video but actually read the instructions.  It includes many troubleshooting tips that address specific problems, including:
- Snaps not closing
- Snaps not closing after wash/dry
- Snaps falling off
- Uneven press
- Snaps breaking

If you're new to KAM snaps, your pliers should be your new best friend!  So if you're not feeling the love, check out the instructions for guidance on how to patch up your relationship.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Customer Tip: How to Install KAM Snaps to Walls or Any Flat Surface

It's no secret that we have some of the most awesome customers in the world.  Here's a creative tip shared by "Lily Whitesides" on our FB page about how to install KAM snaps to walls or any flat surface.  Thank you, Lily!

Disclaimer: This method has not been tested by KAMsnaps.

Using super glue to glue a socket/female to a flat surface:  I've been successfully both gluing AND nailing Kamsnaps to hard surfaces pretty much all over the place. Super Glue spread onto the back of a female socket (she has more flat surface area) works a total treat, and holds just great on any surface that can accept superglue. The Kamsnap socket itself has gotten along nicely with all my Super-glues. On papered or painted surfaces glue will just tear away grabbing a fat chunk of paint/wallboard to go along with it; so forget glue there. 

Using a wire nail to attach a snap to walls or any thick hard surface: Say hello to our little friend, our new best friend, -->the WIRE NAIL. It's small enough to fit down inside the female socket, and affixes firmly to walls, woods, or whatever else will take a nail. In addition to the wire nail (I like 1") we do need a hex bolt small enough to seat down inside the female socket, thus set that nail 'all the way down' completely flat. Hex bolt (used as a nail setter) are flat on both top & bottom and cost around a buck at Home Depot. To keep nails from pulling back out of soft wallboard (which is most interior walls), be sure to unsnap by PULLING DOWNWARDS, not by pulling straight out. 

Nailing and gluing/ opportunities unlimited: :) 

When asked whether KAM #20 plastic snaps were used, Lily responded:

Yes. Though, no reason it will not work with all sizes. Use the female socket; glue is glue, you glue it. For nailing, simply get wire nails and a hex-bolt (as your nailsetter) to fit whatever size the socket opening. I took my female socket to Home Depot to custom fit both nails and hex bolt. The hex bolt to set the nail is KEY. Also took a tester swatch to double check that everybody snaps together all friendly-like and proper, and that the nail head was flat enough. Not only flat enough, it is better.

If anybody has photos to share of this, we would love to see them!  Email to sales(at) or PM us on Facebook. 

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Saturday, February 14, 2015

20% Off Pronged Stud Mixes

Pronged studs/males are the secret to making double sided snaps.  We have them in a mix of 18 of our most popular colors, for a limited time only--and they're 20% off!  Order at

Pronged studs are used to attach the pages of this quiet book, so that pages can be layered on top of each other.  They are also often used for crossover tabs on cloth baby diapers and to make Convertabunz.

Friday, February 13, 2015

25% Off Mega KAM Snaps Combo Pack - 43 Colors!

Stock up on over 40 different snap colors!  Size 20 mega combo packs consisting of 1075 full sets in 43 different colors are 25% off for a very limited time.  There are 25 sets in each color.  Available at