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Topic: I need help with snap fasteners!  (Read 511 times)
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« on: February 26, 2012 05:45:21 PM »

Hi there! I am trying to use snap fasteners for the first time. I want to use the post style ones, I have currently been trying out line 20 and line 24 size snaps. I cannot get them to work! I can attach them just fine, but they wont actually snap together. It seems like the posts on both sides of the snap hit each other which does not allow the snap to shut. Is there a different size snap that has shorter posts that I don't know about? i keep googling it and cannot find the answer. My fabrics are fairly thick as i'm trying to attach the snaps to two layers of a fabric that is microsuede on one side and sherpa fleece on the other, and inbetween those two layers I have sewed in a piece of 1/2" upholstery foam. If anyone has any advice, I would really appreciate it. I've been trying to figure this out for weeks to no avail!
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2012 12:16:25 PM »

I think perhaps you're sewing one of the snaps backwards.  Do you buy them on a card of some type?  When I use snaps & I'm concerned about applying them incorrectly, I pin one loosely to one side so that I have a visual reminder. 

If you're doing the kind of snap that is crimped on (don't know if that's the correct word), you would also need to make sure that one snap fits into the other before attaching them.  Tape one up on one side, draw a picture for yourself if you need to.

Or buy snap tape & be done with it!!

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