Here are some projects utilizing KAM snaps. Updated regularly so check back often!
Reusable Sandwich/Snack Bag
Business Card Holder
Adjustable Chef Hat
If the buckles on your straps have lost their tension, add snaps to hold the strap in place. Baby rear-view mirror shown.
Alternative to Clothes Pins
Repair a Dog Harness
Did your dog chew off his harness or leash? Install a snap to attach the 2 broken ends. Make sure to seal the ends with a lighter so they don't fray.
Revive those old, ugly pillows with a new cover.
Removable T-shirt Sleeves
Add sleeves to a t-shirt that can be snapped on and off.
Backpack Child Harness
A piece of webbed strap keeps the backpack on, and a child wriststrap around the hook
of the backpack provides the tether.
Little Man Ties
These ties have a double snap closure around the neck for safety and adjustability. The knot is sewn so they can't be undone, thereby eliminating the fuss of tying a tie.
Convert a Regular Bra into a Nursing Bra
Tutorial by Take Time to Smell the Rose is available here.
Add to a Broken Zipper
The zipper on these jeans are missing teeth in the middle so will not zip up all the way. Problem solved with the addition of a snap.
Towel Holder (Upcycled from an Apron)
Great to hang in the kitchen to collect unpaper towels & cloth napkins
Bookcase with Dow Rods
Snaps were used along the edge of the hanging fabric to create pockets for books.
Note Pad & Pen Carrier
Baby Booties with Interchangeable Accessories
Adding Length to a Dress, Skirt, or Apron
KAM snaps can be used at the bottom of a dress, skirt, or apron (shown) to add length so that the piece of clothing can grow with the child.
KAM snaps make the neck strap adjustable.
KAM snaps are used on the Spray Pal, which help to contain poopy messes when you're spray cleaning dirty diapers.
Closure & Adjustable Straps on Backpack
Fabric Take-Out Box
Tutorial at SewCanDo.com.
Tape Measure Holder
Velcro on Shoes
When the velcro on shoes no longer stick, add snaps to revitalize an otherwise perfectly good pair of shoes.
Chicken Saddle Apron
Saddle aprons protect chickens and hens who are being pecked on by other chickens.
Sockets are used as eyes in the photo below. Caps can also be used for eyes.
Applique LIttle Girl's Dress
This was a winning design on Project Runway. A dress with applique flowers attached with snaps. Most likely the snaps were installed in such a way that they couldn't be unsnapped (ie. like using just the cap & socket to "staple" the flowers to the dress) so the flowers wouldn't pose a hazard.
Add a snap to an oversized tshirt & voila! A simple artist smock for your child. Tutorial at rachy2000.blogspot.com.
Baby Sleep Sack
A great tutorial on how to upcycle an old sweatshirt into a baby sleep sack is available at MontanaSolarCreations.com.
Replacement for End of Retractable Tape Measure
If the end "stopper" of your retractable tape measure broke off, you can put a snap on the end to serve that purpose.
Shirt for Injured Arm
Add snaps to the side of a shirt to accomodate an injured arm that can't be slipped through the sleeve.
Perform "Surgery" on Toys to Teach Children about Special Needs
A fun and interactive way to teach children about those with special needs so they can be more accepting of people & animals with varying abilities.
Fabric Travel High Chair
Tutorial at ThisMamaMakesStuff.com. Velcro is used in the tute but snaps can be substituted.
Fits over a spica body cast. Can also be used for anyone who wants an easy way to change underwear without sliding them down the legs or having to first take off pants.
Snap Wrap Dress
Tutorial at PrudentBaby.com.
Diaper with Removable Dinosaur Tail
Potty Training Pants
Because everyone knows those poopy undearwear leave a messy trail when you have to slip them down the legs to take them off. These also allow you to change the pants while your child is standing up and without having to take off their shoes, socks, or pants. Tutorial at rachy2000.blogspot.com.
Snaps are used for the straps and can also be used at the pillow case opening to keep the pillow from falling out of the case.
Snaps are used as the closure and for the straps.
Diaper & Matching Snap-On Cape
Replace Buttons (or Zippers) on Pants (& Shirts)
Tutorial at MontanaSolaorCreations.blogspot.com.
Pacifier / Teether / Toy Holder
Tutorial for sew & no-sew versions at KAMsnaps.com (under the Baby-related section).
Add a Sunshade and Cargo Space to Stroller
Sunshade below was recycled from an expired car seat.
Convert Velcro on Cloth Diapers to Snaps
Tutorial and template for bumGenius, gDiaper, Thirsty Duo & more at KAMsnaps.com.
Widen Neck Opening
Tutorial at Thingsforboys.com.
Replace broken straps with snaps.
Cloth Diaper with Removable Mustache
Hanging Pocket Organizer
Use it to organize your children's handheld games in the car by hanging it to the back of a car seat, nuts and screws in the garage, keys or recipe cards in the house, or anything else you can think of.
Reversible Toddler Overalls/Romper
With snaps down the legs for easy diaper changing. Pattern from SewBaby.com.
Snap-On Detailing on Ballerina Outfit
With snap closures.
Summer Dress with Hat
Snaps were used for the adjustable straps, back closure and adjustable ties on the hat.
Arm Cover for Chair
Tutorial at diydanielle.com.
Rocking Chair Makeover
Use snaps to re-upholster a favorite rocker. Picture gallery at Facebook.com/vernita.d.salinas.
Tutorial on how to upcycle a t-shirt into a romper at sugarbeecrafts.com.
Snap-On Diaper Tutu
Snap-On Diaper Ruffle and Skirt
Cross-Over Swim Top
Tutorial at makeit-loveit.com.
Free Jamie Jumper tutorial & pattern by Fishsticks Designs.
Free Sew Darling Mini Mocs tutorial & pattern by Darling Diapers.
Tutorial at drusyquartz.blogspot.com.
Roll-Up Car Seat Cooler
Holds ice packs.
Nursing Bra & Tanks
Tutorial at montanasolarcreations.blogspot.com.
Tutorial at makeit-loveit.com.
Towel Cover-Up with Removable Puppy Dog Hood
Tutorial at cherishedbliss.com.
Add Straps to Hats
Tutorial at makeit-loveit.com.
Add Snaps to Prefolds
Tutorial at kamsnaps.com.
(You can use snaps instead of buttons)
Tutorial at sassysanctuary.com.
Dish Towel that Stays Put
Tutorial at sassysanctuary.com.
Cars on the Go with Snap Closure
Reusable Cloth Menstrual Pads
Sewing Caddy with Detachable Snap-On Serger Scrap Bag
Tutorial for the sewing caddy at howjoyful.com. For the additional scrap bag, according to Tera, the bag is a basic square bottom with boning instead of a drawstring in half the casing. sew the straps on, and add snaps.
Travel Picnic Blanket Tote
A picnic blanket that you can fold and snap "closed" with straps for easy travel. Tutorial at diydanielle.com
Electric Toothbrush Cover
A cover to protect the inside of the toothbrush head from accumulating dirty water and getting moldy. Tutorial at diydanielle.com
A diaper "dummy" to hold your cloth diaper open while you spray it clean. Tutorial at mamasquirrelmusings.blogspot.com.
You can also hide little things in them and use them as surprise-filled building blocks for your child.
Convert a Baby Dress into a Bubble Romper
Tutorial at MakeIt-LoveIt.com.
Toddler Terry Cover-Up
Tutorial at PrudentBaby.com.
Tactile Sensory Book
You can teach your child about different kinds of fasteners or help him explore his tactile sensory and develop motor skills and coordination by creating a book full of various fasteners, such as a shoelace, zipper, velcro, buckle, buttons, and of course snaps! More info at craftster.org
Hanging Dish Towel
Tutorial at kleiosbelly.wordpress.com.
Elastic Cinch Belt
Add snaps to a piece of elastic and stick them through belt loops for a quick, no-hassle, fumble-free belt. Place it in the front to use as a maternity belt. Tutorial at http://lilbeanbaby.blogspot.ca.
Add straps with snaps to your child's blankie and attach it to the stroller so you never have to worry about it falling off.
Hand Towel Bib
Tutorial at greenmommydiapers.com
Reusable Container made from a Milk Jug
Tutorial at familyfun.go.com. The tute uses velcro as the closure but snaps can be easily substituted.
Spa Towel Wrap
Use insul-fleece to keep hot food hot and cold food cool. Tutorial at sewcando.com. Or make a larger version and use it as an insulated grocery bag!
Scissor Holder Necklace with Removable Pin Cushion
Tutorial at thezenofmaking.com
Add snaps to mittens and gloves to keep them attached to the sleeve of your child's jacket.
Onesie with Interchangeable Bow Ties
Not only are snaps used to secure the bottom of onesies, you can also add them to bow ties and snap them to the onesie for a dapper look.
Weighted Snap Bags
Snap bags open a new world of gross-motor, fine-motor and social skill game opportunities. Make them in various colors with numbers and shapes for sorting and matching. Use different textured fabric for sensory therapy. Throwing and catching are made easy with two Snap Bags linked together. Attach all six and use as a shoulder or lap weight for a calming presence.
Crib Rail Teething Guard with Ties
Tutorial at thingsforboys.com
Crib Rail Teething Guard without Ties
Ergo Suck Pads
If your baby has a tendency to suck on the straps of your ergo carrier, add these suck pads to keep the straps clean. Tutorial at doityourselfec.blogspot.com. You can also add snap loops for toys on each pad.
Wet Bag with Loop
The snappable loop makes it possible to hang the bag from doorknobs, changing tables, towel bars or whatever else you might find.
Baby Carseat Cover
A carseat cover provides protection for baby from cold wind and rain. You can also add snaps to a baby blanket to keep it from falling off a stroller.
Adult Incontinence Snap-On Pants
With the snap closures, there's no need to take off slacks or trousers in order to remove the adult pants, so changing in public restroom is easier. Also a great option for those with mobility limitations and their caregivers.
Quick On/Off Snap Loop (Alternative to Key Rings)
Make your own simple & versatile snap loops for anything that needs to attached to something and removed often. The picture below shows the snaps on hard plastic but you can use any kind of fabric such as leather, grosgrain ribbon, elastic bands, etc. I like to put bells on my dogs' collars whenever we go to the park so I can always hear them but don't want the dogs wearing them at home, and with these snap loops, they're easy and quick to put on and take off. Make a loop for each key so that it's easy to remove a specific key from your key ring, such as when you bring your car to the shop and have to leave the car key with them. The possibilities are endless!
Sweat Band for Construction Hard Hats
Fun Hat with Chin Strap
Interchangeable Decorations on Shoes
Foldable Shopping Bag
It folds so you can easily keep a few in your purse. Tutorial at CraftingForMommies.Blogspot.com
Add snaps to the cuffs of socks so they can be snapped together before putting them in the hamper. Use different colored snaps to identify which socks belong to which child. Add little snap-on bows or other accessories for some fun and to help hide the snaps on the socks when wearing shorts or a dress.
Tutorial available at SewSomethingSpecial.blogspot.com
Cyclops Monster with Detachable Teeth
And you can write a note on each tooth!
Keyring with Interchangeable Flowers
Embroidered Wrist Cuff
Diaper Waist Extender
Has your baby outgrown her bib already? Save money by extending the opening with a bib extender. Tutorial available at CraftPassion.com.
The bottom folds up and snaps to make a pocket for catching crumbs. After mealtime’s finished, just unsnap the pocket and shake it out over the trash, and toss it in the wash! Tutorial available at SewMamaSew.com.
Expandable Coin Purse
Tutorial available at SewTimeless.net
Pleated Wrist Cuff
Tutorial available at PositivelySplendid.com
Baby Cargo Pants with Snaps
Tutorial available at MeSewCrazy.com
Gastrostomy tubes are placed in the stomach to provide an alternate way to offer food or medicine. They can also be used to vent the stomach for air or drainage. G-tube pads help to absorb any leakage and to slow buildup of granulation tissue around the tube. They can also help to brighten the day of your g-tube child. Tutorial on how to make a basic round g-tube pad available at MyLittleFighter.Blogspot.com
These specially designed rompers have snap-able flaps and openings to protect the tube from baby's fingers while providing easy access for caregivers.
Stuffed Animals with G-Tubes
Stuffed animals or dolls with g-tubes.
A handy, reusable wet wipe that you can roll up and toss in your purse. No ziploc needed because it has its own waterproof cover. Tutorial available at TheRealLifeHome.WordPress.com
Stay-Put Sheet Protector Pad
Crocheted or Knitted Items
Add interchangeable labels to identify your stuff so they don't get lost.
Snaps allow you to add your own embellishments to handbags, and to interchange them.
Pattern to make your own available here
Fabric Covered Snaps
Complete tutorial available here.
KAM snaps were also cleverly used as the eyes in the applique design!
A star snap was used in the center of the flower and allows the flower to be detached so the headband can be mixed and matched with other accessories.
Decorative Closures on Clothing
Star snap closures embellish an already beautiful design on this skating costume.
KAM heart snaps decorate the front of this adorable Smitten Lovebirds dress, as well as provide matching closures on the back.
Patchwork Bracelets Using Recycled Materials
Interchangeable Flip-Flop Back Straps
Complete tutorial available at Make It & Love It. Open-ring metal snaps are used in the tute, but our KAM plastic snaps would work just as well and would also add a splash of color.
No-Sew Sham Closure
The full post can be found at Dirty Diaper Laundry.
Little Guy Ties
Tutorial available at LemonSqueezyHome.com. We recommend using snaps instead of velcro.
Superhero Capes, Cuffs, and Crowns
Tutorials available here under the "For Children" section