Align snaps perfectly
Snaps can sometimes end up crooked, wonky or lopsided. Then after a failed attempt – All you want to do is cry. Then you search the sewing room for someone else to blame!
Good news is I’m gonna show you a quick and super easy sewing hack on how to align snaps in a jif! I will also give you the confidence so you’ll never have to guess again on snap placement. All you need is a contrasting marking pen and a few other things
Here’s what you need:
- Snap tool
- Marking pen (contrasting from fabric) – Frixion is what was used
- Attach the first set of snaps. The snap pointed part should always be on the inside TOP of your project. This way you are pushing something down into the snap part with the opening.
- Mark the nubby pointed part with a contrasting fabric pen.
- Close your project and align the snap placement exactly as you want it to be when finished. The mark should transfer to the other side.
- Once you know where the snap placemebt is, prepare the snap tool (follow manufacturers instruction). Place the snap centered over the mark and push down firm.
- Hammer 5-10 times. Sometimes I even hammer 12 times. Consider the thickness of the fabric. In my case there was two layers of quilters cotton and one layer of woven fusible interfacing.
- After the snap IS attached, remove tool and test!
- Repeat as needed for other snaps.
Remeber to double check your work. Just like the old saying “measure twice…cut once”. There will be a few things to consider along the way, such as:
- Fabric thickness
- Snap tool type (read the instructions carefully)
- Make sure your surface is not going to get destroyed
Good luck and hope this sewing hack works good for you
Have a creative day