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:( HELP snap removal on fine fabric

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 1:16 pm
by sunbird73
I have just put one of the last snaps on my wool cover I am making...but the edge of the inside stud bit has cracked off and won't snap into the socket.

I have put an outer layer of fine knit merino on the cover, and I am afraid if I put it sideways in the press and squash it to get it out I am going to make a big hole in my fabric.

Any other ideas for getting this snap out without ruining the cover (and my expensive fabric??)

It such a shame, its such a lovely feeling cover, so soft .... :smt022 Why oh why does this always happen at the last few snaps??

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 1:21 pm
by Louise
I've removed snaps before by cutting them with my fabric scissors.

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 1:25 pm
by ditto
Put it back in the press and squash it down really really hard. It sometimes pops the pointy bit right through so it just falls off. Don't try squashing it sideways because it will make a hole in the merino (btdt).

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 2:13 pm
by Janine
drill out the middle with a fine drill bit - works every time ;) Better yet, get DH to!

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 2:41 pm
by sunbird73
ah poo - I had thought of drilling it out.... will try that next time.
I ended up (am vy impatient) attacking it (tho vy carefully) with scissors but the faffing around and sharp bits of plastic did make a small hole in it.... :gaah:

But I have managed to save it, by making some reinforcing bits and sewing them as a flap over it.

will post a pic in a minute

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 2:49 pm
by sunbird73
Image

doesn't look too bad, tho am a bit rubbish as matching stripes...lol :roll:

Thanks everyone for your replies, nice to have TNN in a crisis...

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 4:06 pm
by Sharonnz
Gorgeous!! Love it!!

(Dh always fixes my snap booboos.)

Sharon

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 5:18 pm
by sunbird73
Thanks :) He is testing it now, it seems to be holding up well.

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 6:29 pm
by mama anne
ooooh thats beautiful!!!!

it always happens to me on one of the last few snaps too :smt013

Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 8:31 pm
by s'mores
Thats a really nice nappy. I love the woolen covers. I'll have to keep my eyes out here in WA for a good fabric store.
Well done!!

Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 8:34 pm
by VanJeffery
That's wool? So cool. Where did you get that?

Good work btw! :smt007

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 6:26 am
by sunbird73
The inside (the main working bit of it) is wool from zayarn (designerbums). I think she might still have some nappy cuts left (on the WAHM thread). I covered the inner & outside of it with very lightweight merino knit that I bought of trademe, just for more softness, and I like the stripes. (the only reason I covered the inner was to colour match with the outer :P)

It works well, and is lovely and soft :)