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About Sewing Prym Snaps

An easy-to-use and easy-to-apply alternative to buttons, zips and other fastenings, Prym snaps are a great option to add to sewing projects or use to replace ones that have fallen off or become damaged. Made by Prym, one of Germany’s oldest companies, these snap fasteners are the perfect way to polish off a project. 

How To Use Prym Snaps

There are two main types of snap fasteners available from Prym. The first kind is the sew-on kind. Use a buttonhole stitch around the edges of each half of the fastener to securely attach it to the piece of fabric. This kind of fastener is best used on projects where the fastener needs to be hidden or discreet such as on tops or under the flap of some bags or pockets. 

For projects that don’t require your snaps to be hidden, you can use the other kind of Prym snaps: hammer-in ones. Also known as press fasteners, these snap buttons can be inserted through a carefully cut hole in your fabric and come with four pieces instead of just two. Press one half of each part through the fabric and hammer or press together to the corresponding piece to secure it in place. You can then fasten the fabric closed. This kind of snap is ideal for things like raincoats or shoe buckles. You can even get them in some fun shapes and colours - perfect for kids! 

Prym snaps are the ideal alternative to buttons or zips for children and people who may not have the mobility in their hands to do up buckles or buttons - making them an easy and accessible alternative for disabled people. They are easy to do up as they just need to be pressed closed and are easy to undo - simply give them a good tug!

Also known as poppers due to the “pop” sound they make when being pulled open, snap fasteners are actually a German invention and were popularised by singing cowboys in the 1950s. Although Prym did not invent the press fastener, they did improve on the original design and soon conquered the press fastener market with the innovative design. 

Pick up a pack of easy-to-use and stylish stud fasteners from right here. A simple, convenient, and fun way to customise your shirts, coats or sewing projects, turn to Prym snaps for the best quality and most reliable design of snap fasteners.

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