Much of the charm of fine sewing (and by charm I mean not only beauty, but wearability and effectiveness) lies in the details – and here’s a nice way to finish off snaps.
Certainly, covered snaps can be purchased, but you’re limited in size and color (they’re fairly large, and there’s not much of a color range). Fortunately, covering your own is easy enough – and I’ll show you how.
You’ll need the following supplies: a snap, a pair of one-inch squares of fabric, beeswax, a needle and thread, sharp scissors, and an awl.
Choose a fabric that’s pliable yet firmly woven; silk crepe de chine and silk charmeuse are ideal.
Begin by covering the with the male part of the set – it’s a little easier to control. Make a hole for the ball part of the snap with an awl. While it’s tempting…
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