Several months ago in the Let’s Learn To Sew facebook Group I asked the members what their biggest sewing challenge was. Finding time to sew was the most common response. I know finding time to sew or craft can be a challenge for many reasons. Over the years I have found ways to make time to sew here and there. Hopefully, you’ll be able to use some of the tips to make a little more time for sewing this year. [Read more…]
Snaps are one of my favorite closures. They’re small yet sturdy and snaps don’t get stuck on things like velcro. Babyville Snaps are also very easy to open and close.
With a new granddaughter, I’ve used them on several recent projects and thought I share just how easy they are to insert on just about anything. Don’t have a little on in your life? Plastic snaps are great on so many projects, not just ones for kids!
What You’ll Need to Apply Babyville Snaps:
For best results: Test first on several layers of fabric.
1. Mark the placement of snaps on your project.
2. Use awl to make a small hole in the fabric.
3. Insert the prong of the snap cap into hole and place the socket over prong.
3. Position the pliers with cap in black die tray and socket under rubber pressing head.
4. Make sure the cap is centered and seated in the die tray. Squeeze pliers firmly to secure.
5. Repeat with the second cap and stud.
If you’re interested in the bib pattern and video instructions they can be found here: How To Sew A Baby Bib and Apply Snaps. The baby bib pattern comes with two different neck options, one that snaps in the back and one that snaps on the side.
Rather it’s your first or an upgrade, investing in a sewing machine can be an exciting and overwhelming adventure! There are seemingly endless makes and models on the market making choosing seem that much harder. I’ve used many makes and models since my mom gave me my first sewing machine many, many moons ago and what I can tell you is finding the right sewing machine really depends on how you intend to use it. Once you have a basic idea of what you want to do on the machine it’s all about finding the features that matter to you! [Read more…]
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