Other Uses for KAM Snaps- No Sew Sham Closure!

I made two square pillowcase shams for my feather couch fillows about 4 years ago.  I has very little of the fabric and I made the pattern myself just by eyeballing it.  I’m far  from good at sewing and truth be told I am still amazed what I made has been functional.  The only noticeable OOPS was that I didn’t give myself enough fabric to fit over the back and there has always been a giant opening where you can see the pillow.  I have no earthly idea how to sew a button and make a buttonhole.  I tried reading my sewing machine manual and my eyes crossed.  Last week brilliance struck when I remembered the KAM Snap pliers and left over snaps I had after converting a few bumGenius 3.0’s from velcro to snaps.  I also ended up fixing a busted snap on my Hushamok Hammock before Ev was born.  This thing is handy!  I bet if you have used snap pliers for a cloth diaper project you also have some extra laying around!

Here is my 3 minute No Sew Sham Closure.  I know the Ribbit Green isn’t exactly a perfect match but they were left over and I plan on keeping them facing the back of the couch!  

I bet there are even more creative things you can do with your KAM Snap Pliers than just snapping diapers…..  what have you used your snap pliers or snap press for?  I’m looking for more ideas!

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  • Samantha Jenkins

    I need to get KAM pliers. I bet I could just snap my whole house up! Seriously though, the sham looks great and with this I think I’m going to make some pillow shams!

  • Amandajiggles

    I have used them to keep curtains closed in a basement apartment that looked directly into the headlights in the parking lot. I didn’t want anyone getting a free show in my bedroom through the spaces in our panel curtains.

    Also… we have a super high shower curtain rod, thanks to the strategically placed window in our shower. I plan on making a longer shower curtain and using KAM snaps to attach tabs of shower curtain fabric from our hooks down to the standard size shower curtain once we find a nice print that is water proof and not vinyl.

    • Cali

      I love the idea of adding a snap to keep curtains closed!!

  • Cali

    I have used mine to replace velcro on a cape for my son. I put snaps on on the ties for my bumper crib because my 3 year old kept untying them. I bought a nightgown for wearing in the hospital after my son was born that had buttons, much like a henley style shirt. I replaced the buttons with snaps so I could breastfeed easily. Breastfeeding nightgowns are outrageously expensive and I saved a fortune this way!! 

    I also bought an Aden & Anais burp cloth that has a snap to double as a bib… genius invention! I decided to add a snap to all my burp cloths and a few blankets as well to use for breastfeeding covers! I am in love with my Kam snap pliers.