HOW TO DO 'COVERED SNAPS' - size n/no.10 (21mm
- Make a circle of fabric that is twice the width of the snap
- Sew a gathering thread around the edges of the fabric, like making a YoYo Round.
[authors note: Most Quilters are familiar with the term, YoYo or, yoyo round]
- Set one side of the snap in the center of the fabric with the "business end of the snap" facing the wrong side of the fabric.
- Pull the fabric snugly around the snap.
- Do the same for the attaching side of the snap.
- For the male side of the snap, cut tiny cross cuts over the nipple of the snap, and push the fabric down around the nipple.
- For the female side of the snap, do not cut the fabric, just press the snap together after it had been fastened to the bag, to close the snap. [This action will push the fabric into the inside of the female side]
- If you find that the fabric comes loose at the centers apply a drop of 'Frey-Check' and allow to dry before closing, or connecting the snap sides.
- Place snaps inside of bag, centered on binding. If you find that the snap does not stay secured when you lift the bag, add 2 more snaps, spaced equal distances from the center snap.
- You may find that the decorative cording with buttons (see instructions below) will be the most secure method for keeping your bag closed.