Cover Snaps for a Touch of Couture
The word “couture” can imply the garment is difficult and time-consuming. But it really stands for quality workmanship and, often, couture techniques are easy to do. A good example is the covered snap. In just an extra minute or two, you can add this elegant touch to a garment or accessory that requires a large snap closure.
1. Cut a circle of lightweight fabric about twice the diameter of the snap. Sew a row of running stitches near the edge of the circle.
2. Work a small hole in the center of the snap and push the ball through it.
3. Pull up the thread to cover the snap and secure it in place to your garment.
Work the socket section of the snap in the same way. Snapping the sections together will push the fabric into the hole on this section.
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