Easier than sewing a button and faster to fasten, snaps are a convenient closure beloved by beginning and expert seamsters alike. First patented by German inventor Heribert Bauer in 1885, snap closures were originally intended for use on men’s trousers. From the 1930s onward, snaps became popular for rodeo cowboys, because they allowed quick removal of clothing in the event of a fall. Pearl-snap shirts produced by Western wear companies like Wrangler, Levi Strauss, and Rockmount Ranch Wear became popular among the mainstream public, beginning in the 1950s. Today, snaps are used on everything from baby onesies to denim jackets. To properly apply snaps to garments, you need the right tools: a snap-fastener kit is the answer to getting started. Browse our selection of the best options below.
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