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Installing Button Studs

Button studs are a great alternative to snaps. Not only are they easy to install, but they have a nice, sleek appearance. Even better...they can be used to make your closure adjustable. Not familiar with installing button studs? Have no fear! Below is a video that covers the installation, as well as the tools needed to do so.



So what do you need? Well, there is no fancy equipment required here! You can install your button stud with either a buttonhole punch, or using a standard leather hole punch and a slot punch (or craft knife). We will show you how to install them using either of these tools.


Material and Supplies

  • Button Stud

  • Buttonhole Punch or Hollow Punch & Craft Knife (or tiny slot/straight punch)

  • Small/Precision Screwdriver

  • Punch Pad (or surface that is safe for punch tools)

  • Mallet or Maul

  • The project that the button stud will be installed on

In this demonstration, we used small cuts of leather to serve as an example of how you would install a button stud as the closure for a bag, or on a pocket. The concept is the same for installing on other projects (e.g., key fobs, belts, wallet flaps, etc.). So what are you waiting for? Let's tackle this! We think you will love button studs just as much as we do.😉





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