Should I or shouldn't I?

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Should I or shouldn't I?

Post by Megan » Tue Nov 28, 2006 2:35 pm

I'm not sure that I'll get totally unbiased advice here but...
Should I buy a snap press? :D
I've only just started sewing my own nappies but what I've been telling DP is that if it doesn't get much use, we can always sell it, right?

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Post by mama anne » Tue Nov 28, 2006 2:39 pm

i know what you mean about the unbiased advice :roll:
it is a big investment money wise ..... i've just ordered one from oz after sewing naps with velcro on them for months and months .... i'm just over the velcro. snaps stay looking perfect - velcro doesn't!
HOWEVER i only bought one because there's no one i know who owns one ... if i had've known someone i would have bought some snaps and used their machine to see how it all works etc before spending the money.

i'm sure there's some nz ladies near you who'd invite you over for a snapicino to convince you .... :wink:
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Post by Judy » Tue Nov 28, 2006 2:39 pm

:smt045 :smt041
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Post by shortly » Tue Nov 28, 2006 2:41 pm

jnsfnz wrote::smt045 :smt041


She's SUCH a bad influence... but I do agree, it's a good investment if velcro drives you spare.
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Post by Judy » Tue Nov 28, 2006 2:43 pm

shortly wrote:She's SUCH a bad influence...


:smt043 You barely needed encouragement :D
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Post by Tinkerbell » Tue Nov 28, 2006 3:06 pm

Go on buuuuuuuuyyyy iiiiiiitttttttt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :smt077 :smt077 :smt045 :smt077 :hide: :LOLsign:
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Post by VanJeffery » Tue Nov 28, 2006 3:10 pm

I think it's a worthwhile purchase if you are making nappies, but I bet you will find lots of other things to use snaps on. Mine Should be here this week too and I can't WAIT to get it going. I love gadgets! :smt060 :smt045
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Post by Happy@home » Tue Nov 28, 2006 3:18 pm

I see you are on the West Coast so there aren't heaps of others nearby for you to try and see... just go for it.

NZ must be the nation with highest snap presses per capita/population thingame...
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Post by sable » Tue Nov 28, 2006 3:21 pm

I'd look at the pro's and cons from your own point of view. If I put mine the only con would be price and storage of the beast, oh and maybe the extra reinforcement required.
Pro's: Professional looking nappies
Useful for children's clothing instead of buttons or those hideous metal snaps
Great for keeping duvet inners sitting correctly in their covers
I'll be using them for any clothes I make for my Gran from now on (in full time care)
I put them on towels to hold them on the rails so my boys don't pull them off while drying their hands.
Great for costumes (adjustable fabric crowns etc.)

However, what it really boils down to is whether you'd use it if you got it. I don't think I'll ever sell mine, it's not quite as important as my sewing machine, but it's close.
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Post by Stacey » Tue Nov 28, 2006 3:36 pm

A snap press is one of those things that you dont know what youre missing til you get it - then you wonder what you ever did without it :D

I dare say they have good resale value - but I havent seen a lot of them sold second hand (see above).
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Post by Razz » Tue Nov 28, 2006 4:46 pm

i'm seriously thinking of getting one (a combined bday/chrissy pressie) and i don't even make naps! (tho i plan to give it a go eventually) i've seen all these things i want to snap
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Post by Judy » Tue Nov 28, 2006 5:24 pm

sable wrote:I put them on towels to hold them on the rails so my boys don't pull them off while drying their hands.


That's a great one. Here's a thread of "other uses" which might be helpful in justifying the purchase for both sewers & non-sewers ... http://www.thenappynetwork.org.nz/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1193&highlight=snap+press
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Post by Megan » Tue Nov 28, 2006 6:00 pm

Yay! \:D/ That's what I needed! Lots of "yes" answers!
Mum was staying with us last night and said that she would've used one loads when we were kids, but always used hammer ones. I don't remember that but sounds like a pain.
How big are the presses? We don't have that much space, and DP has already sacrificed his art table in the spare room so that I can do my sewing there :smt055
I have a GreenBeans DIY Hemp Fitted nappy kit waiting for me - can I make them up and then do the snaps last? Is that how it works?

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Post by Janine » Tue Nov 28, 2006 7:05 pm

sable wrote:Great for keeping duvet inners sitting correctly in their covers


where do you place the snaps for this, because this drives me insane... and I have a snap press here at the mo :wink:
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Post by legz » Tue Nov 28, 2006 7:21 pm

Buy one!!!!!!!

I found a kids single duvet cover in the op shop for $5 and all that was wrong with it was no snaps. Fixed now!!
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