How To Sew Snap Tape
Snap Tape is an excellent alternative to buttonholes. You can easily sew snap tape onto garments, bags, onesies, dresses, bodysuits, jackets, and other home decor projects. It’s the perfect alternative to velcro, buttons, and zippers.
Snap tape comes with metal snaps and plastic snaps. I recommend using the metal snaps because they are more durable. It’s made of snap fasteners on twill. If you need three snaps or five snaps, you can easily cut the tape to fit the size you need.
You can easily sew snap tape onto duvets, garments, bags, onesies, dresses, bodysuits, and jackets. It’s the perfect alternative to velcro, buttons, and zippers.
How To Use Snap Tape
You will cut both pieces of the snap tape the same length and place them on opposing sides of your fabric, making sure they will line up when you close them. What I love about snap tape is that you can easily cut it down to the size you need and it’s easy for children to open and close.
Sewing Snap Tape
Make sure you use good quality thread. I have already done the work for you and have found the best quality for you. See below. Make sure your thread and bobbin thread are the same color and match your snap tape. You will sew on all four sides of the snap tape using a zipper foot. To make sure your needle does not break I recommend using a heavy duty needle since the twill is thicker then regular fabric.
* TIP: It’s best to pre-wash your snap tape before applying it to your pre-washed fabric.
Watch this quick video to see how to sew onto your fabric. You can find more buttonhole alternatives here.