After a lot of experimentation and testing we came up with several methods to add interchangeable snap bases to your finished items. The first method is a snap base that you actually sew on which we have invented and made ourselves. This is the simplest way to create an interchangeable button for items such as a jacket or handbag like the one shown below.
|Handbag with Sew on Snap Base|
|Handbag with Snap Base and Flower "Snap" that is Interchangeable|
|Sew on Snap Base to Create an Interchangeable Button|
The other method is attaching the snap base to your item using a crimping tool. It is simple to attach this way to an item that is knit or crocheted, however you will need to use a sewing awl to make your hole in a fabric garment such as a jacket. If you do this I recommend sealing the hole with fabric glue or "Fray Check" before attaching the snap base. If you are attaching your snap base to a material such as leather, then you will need to punch a hole before crimping. The snap bases and tools shown above are available in our online shop (click here or on the above photo).
Here I have attached a snap base to a felted hat. When the brim was turned up it was too thick for the snap to go through both layers so I attached it to the outside brim only. I had to put a hole through the felted brim with an awl in order for the bottom part of the snap base to fit through. Now I can attach different Art Bead "Snaps" for a fun new look or to coordinate with what I am wearing!