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Sewing is fun again!
on September 6, 2013
I have three small children and I enjoy making little outfits for them. The bane of my existence, though, are buttons and snaps. I have spent countless frustrating hours pounding away at metal snaps (or worse, using the godawful Dritz pliers to try to put in) , tediously hand-sewing in metal snaps or arguing with my sewing machine while putting in buttons. I'm competent enough to sew garments, but any fastener other than a zipper causes me consternation - mainly because I have arthritis in my hands.
I read rave reviews about the KAM snaps + pliers and decided to give them a try. I have to tell you, after watching the video ONCE (and there is a very helpful one on You-Tube if you don't want to pop in the included DVD and see the whole thing) I was snapping away. The pliers could not be any easier to use! They don't require all that much force to set a snap and the rubber cushion on the metal tip really makes this a smooth, comfortable process.
Last night, just hours after getting my hand press, while sitting and watching TV, I set 12 snaps down the back of a jumper for my oldest daughter and 6 snaps down the back of a jumper for the baby. FYI, those garments are made from woven cotton. The buttons look great and don't tug at the fabric when being snapped/unsnapped.
My kit came with the awl, which makes the job even easier. Push through the fabric, set your snap, press with the pliers and you're on your way. The snaps ARE pretty tight when first fastened. Just open and close them a few times once you've put them in and they do loosen up a bit.
If I could give these 10 stars, I would.