If you’ve ever considered making your own cloth diapers or mama pads, then there are a few items you’ll need. While you may be able to upcycle fabric and other materials, snaps are a must-have item. However, not all snaps are created equal. In fact, many reputable shops will tell you that Kam Snaps are the best! Why? Kam snaps are made from polyacetal resin, a type of plastic that is more durable then other types of plastics. This helps give them their durable reputation and is why many companies proudly list “made with Kam snaps” in their features. Here’s what you need to get started! (please pin image directly below, it’s a special size for pinterest):
I dabble in sewing. I wish I could break out my machine and whip up a diaper super fast, but I know that smaller projects are more in my current abilities. There are a few projects I’m working on and I contacted Kam Snaps to see if we could work together. I wanted to create a series on this process, from start to finish. As someone who really wants to learn how to DIY some Kam Snap projects my affiliate, Amazon, has the starter pack which is the perfect place to start! Contents include:
- KAMsnaps® pliers
- Awl for poking holes in fabric (very sharp, covered with rubber tubing in photo)
- Multiple dies (black parts) included for installing the following plastic snap sizes: 14,16, 20 (also flower, butterfly, heart, and star), 22 / 24.
- High Quality BPA-free polyacetal resin snaps; size 20, standard length KAM plastic snaps included w/ cap diameter = 1/2″.
- 100 sets of snaps included in 10 different colors. 1 set = 2 caps = 1 socket, 1 stud.
- Small and Large shank (small already on pliers)
- Flathead screw driver for adjusting pliers
- Pliers and parts are CPSIA compliant
- 100% family run company
Kam Snaps are commonly used on clothing, cloth baby diapers, reusable menstrual pads, pacifier clips, bibs, towels, crafts, sewing and household projects. They are Industrial grade, commonly used on commercial cloth diapers so you know they can bear repeated washing and drying. I have cloth diapers with Kam snaps that are on their 3rd baby!
I have several projects for this kit. First, I have a Glow Bugs cloth diaper with a broken snap. I spoke to someone from the company (not Kam Snaps) and this was a common issue. They wanted me to mail the diaper back for a repair on my dime. For the cost of mailing the diaper back…I’d rather just repair it at home! In addition to cloth diaper repairs, I am diving into making my own cloth pads! At $11+ each, making my own will not only save money, but I can also customize them with absorbency and patterns. Two weeks in a row I lost the pad I wanted out of my affiliates Pink Lemonade Shop cart and thought, this is BS! I might as well make my own…pattern and all coming to the blog.
When I first opened this package I thought…which side is up?? The pliers are in the correct position below. Spring up and die (black part) underneath. The shank with the clear topper presses down into the die part to smush the prong on the snap. This seals the two snap parts together and creates a durable seal. Is it hard to do? It does take some force, but if you are used to caring for toddlers, organic gardening or working with your hands…it will be a breeze. If not, offer someone a cup of coffee to lend a helping hand…pun intended (hahaha).
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Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. I did receive a product sample to facilitate my review however the opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.