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How to Set Snaps in Leather

Punching Leather and Setting Snaps
designed byArtbeads
Skill LevelBeginner
TechniqueLeather-Working
Time1-3 hours
Learn how to set snaps in leather or suede to create bracelets and more.
  • Instructions
  • Supplies

Snap fasteners are an excellent choice for finishing leather or suede designs. They are easy to open and close and give your jewelry a professional touch. It's easy to set snaps in leather or in suede. Follow these instructions to learn how! You will need snap fasteners, a snap setter, an anvil and a rotary hole punch.

For this tutorial, we used Tandy Leather tools and a Leather Bracelet.

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Add all available items to your cart at once or edit the quantities below. Nice choice! All or most of the products needed for this project are shown below with quantities. Sometimes we sell out of components and aren’t able to order more from the manufacturer (we know, it is very disappointing to us, too). Use the opportunity to mix up the design and make it yours by substituting similar products or altering the entire color scheme—it’s up to you!
Tandy Leather Craftool Line 24 Snap Setter
Code TOOL-0058
Brand Tandy Leather
1 $3.99
Tandy Leather Craftool Pro Rotary Leather Punch
Code TOOL-0056
Brand Tandy Leather
1 $69.99
Tandy Leather Easy to Do Line 24 Snaps and Setter
Code TOOL-0060
Brand Tandy Leather
1 $14.99
Leather Cord USA 10-Inch 20mm Distressed Leather Strap
Code EMBMT-0701
Material Real Leather Finish Hammered Brand Leather Cord USA
1
$2.99
$2.09
Metal Complex 4oz Ball Pein Hammer with 10-Inch Wood Handle
Code TOOL-0011
Brand Metal Complex
1 $4.99
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