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How to Sew Hidden Snaps

Nov 30, 2009
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There must be something in the air about wanting to have a beautifully finished garment. Just a few weeks ago Mary Ray showed how to cover snaps in silk dupionni. At the very same time I was working on a boucle jacket that was going to have silk-covered snaps. Both parts of the 1/2 inch snaps were covered in 8mm silk lining fabric as Mary recommended in her post. I like to do my hand stitching in silk thread. To have my hand work sew smoother and not tangle, I pull the thread through beeswax and then press the thread under a warm iron to melt the wax into the thread. I double the thread through a needle and tie a knot at the end. (This way you’re working with 4 threads instead of 2.) You will be able to stitch the small snap opening only twice, but will have 8 threads securing the snap through the one hole. I tried on the jacket to achieve the proper placement of the snaps along the center front line. The first snap is always placed at the apex of the bust points. With additional snaps placed from 2½ inches to 3 inches apart along the center front…

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  1. User avater SewingQueen January 22nd

    Cool method. It's one of those "Now, why didn't I think of that?" Thanks for sharing.

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