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…
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