Jen wrote:Were the pearl snaps too high/rounded to fit in the closed cap part of the metal snap die?
Jen wrote: Do you think there'd be any way of Macgyvering it to make it work?
Jen wrote:...and wow - 40 cents a snap! That's really expensive! I haven't figured things out with the current exchange rate but am hoping it's a bit cheaper.
Dunners wrote:Seen it!
The grommet set was about from a lady whom has since shut up shop due to poor health. The Snapstore sold them, but they are (were?) more expensive than the place I bought them from http://thesnapstore.com/catalog/product ... ts_id/1004
Charles Parsons has some, their grommets are slightly bigger than mine though. And I think their dies were about $80 - spendy, but at least you could get locally-supplied grommets (not sure how prices compare).
I just love my grommet set - it's a fab thing to have & I use it often.
I bought metal ring caps from LWR (bargain find, spent about $10 buying thousands of caps of about 10 different colours?). The other pieces (stud & socket) I bought from Kam snaps (they work perfectly together btw sjl).
I've not bought any full caps, though there are some printed ones I'd love to get, I've just never gotten around to ordering any.
Dunners wrote:Sorry - missed your question (had come back to find out what the other snap store was mentioned on here - haven't been to snapsource before... btw if snapstore or snap source have a referral system and someone will benefit, feel free to refer me on the off-chance I do buy something )
I use grommets in anything that needs a drawstring like finish (my machine isn't good with buttonholes, so I find grommets a beautiful (and quick!) finish!). I have used them in hats (with elastic around the crown to tighten/loosen according to wind factor and for the waist of pants (and use drawstring elastic which I really love using). I don't regard it as an essential in the sense of using it all the time, but when I do use it, the result is always perfect.
The size is unpressed. I'm not sure how the size differs when pressed - I've never really thought about it. When pressed the inner bit pierces the fabric and is forced outwards to seal it all on.
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