You can turn your regular snap into a double-sided snap by adding a pronged stud. So instead of having just 2 sides of a snap to form 1 connection as regular snaps would do, you can have another snap sandwiched in-between to form 2 connections.
You can install a pronged stud with a socket (female) to create a male-female double-sided snap to sandwich between a regular snap. Or you can isntall a pronged stud with a regular stud (male) to create a male-male double-sided snap to sandwich between 2 sockets. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see some creative uses.
The following video illustrates the versatility of a pronged stud / double-sided snap:
Pronged studs are available only in size 20.
- Requires a table-top snap press with #20 pronged stud die or basic hand-held K1 or K2 snap pliers with #20 pronged stud die to install.
If you are new to snaps, here is a breakdown of what you will need to make a double-sided snap:
- Size 20 plastic snaps - full sets
- Tool to install the above (either a table-top press with 3-pc die set for #20 plastic snaps or basic hand-held K1 or K2 pliers)
- Pronged studs (this is what turns the regular snaps into double-sided snaps) -- order below
- Die for pronged studs for your press or pliers -- order below
** Instructions are available here. Scroll down to see some creative uses.
Convertabunz Multipurpose Diaper: This is a single article that converts to a snapping prefold, fitted diaper, stay-dry snap-in soaker, pocket diaper insert, elasticized insert, and a pocket to add extra absorbency. Pattern can be purchased from Bunzuke Cloth.
Quiet/Busy Book: The pages of this quiet book were connected using pronged studs. Each page can be unsnapped and therefore removed. Or additional pages can be added in any sequence, and the pages can be rearranged.
Layered Diaper Inserts: A double-sided snap allows inserts to be layered on top of each other for extra absorbancy when needed, then unsnapped for easy washing and drying.
Crossover Tabs on Cloth Diapers: Double-sided snaps are used for the crossover tabs.
Interactive Clock: A double-sided snap was used for the bottom hand of the clock. The bottom hand is able to fasten to both the clock as well as the top hand.
Fabric Sampler Book: Layers of fabric are attached to each other with double-sided snaps to create a sampler book.
Attach Wipe Bag to Wet Bag Handle: A double-sided snap on the pink wipe bag allows the bag to be attached to the handle of the larger wet bag. One less thing in your hand when you're rushing baby to the bathroom for a diaper change.
Attach Custom Hoodie to Kinderpack Carrier
Double-sided snaps are used on the strap of the custom hoodie so that it can fasten to both sides of the hoodie pocket on a Kinderpack baby carrier.
Feeding Pump Bag: Double-sided snaps are used to attach the feeding pump bag to the insulated pump bag.