Snap tab blanks

Snap tab blanks

Being able to mass-produce keychains is handy if you want to use them as freebies, or have an inexpensive booth-filler item at craft shows, or make a bunch for a team or other group.

[Download Snap Tab Blanks]

The square and octagon shape and tab mean these are all nice angle cuts, quick little chops with duckbills or rag-quilt snips.

Sunflower snap tab

If your design isn’t single-color, you’ll want to color-sort to minimize thread changes.


There are five stitch colors in the embroidery files, and six layers in the SVG source.

  1. Registration Marks
  2. Coin Slot Buttonholes
  3. Design (empty)
  4. Snap Placement
  5. Back Registration Marks
  6. Outline

If you’re putting a design on the front, stitch the registration marks and coin slots on what will be the back. Use a craft knife to open the coin slots. Hoop the front piece and stitch your design, snap placement, and back registration marks. Put the buttonhole sheet on the back of the hoop, carefully aligning the two sets of registration marks, and stitch them together.

If you’re just using a fancy vinyl for the other side, leave the buttonhole sheet in the hoop, cut the slots, and put your fancy vinyl on the back. You can skip both sets of registration marks.

If you’d like more designs to merge with these, check out my Ko-Fi. Some designs are entirely free, others are free to one-time supporters, still more are free to monthly supporters.

[Octagon Snap Tabs, 5-up (4x4, ZIP)] [Octagon Snap Tabs, 9-up (5x7, ZIP)] [Octagon Snap Tabs, 22-up (8x8, ZIP)]


There are four stitch colors in the embroidery files, and five layers in the SVG source.

  1. Design (empty)
  2. Snap Placement
  3. Back Registration Marks
  4. Outline (Square Corners)
  5. Outline (Rounded Corners)

Choose square or rounded, not both.

An assortment of emoji snap tabs

The square tabs aren’t big enough for quarters, but they have the same registration marks - if your design fits inside the 20mm square box, the same alignment will work for the square tabs as for the octagons. You can merge designs or just switch from one design to another, and your machine should center them the same regardless of the tab shape.

The original sunflower is a bit larger than 20mm, so it’ll need to be scaled down to fit, but the more recent flags and whatnot should work fine on either shape.

[Square Snap Tabs, 5-up (4x4, ZIP)] [Square Snap Tabs, 9-up (5x7, ZIP)] [Square Snap Tabs, 22-up (8x8, ZIP)]

As with other free embroidery patterns here, the SVG file is included in the ZIP package so you can modify it in Inkscape and produce your own variations/sizes/etc.

This is copyrighted by Silver Seams in the year noted in its URL, and licensed under Creative Commons’ CC-BY-SA. This basically means you’re free to sell items you make from it, provided you give reasonable attribution, and that if you modify it you’re required to share your changes with the world under the same license (the actual legal bits are in the link).

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