So I finally got a little break from all my freelancing and stole a little sewing room time. I had purchased a plastic snap plier set to convert some aplix diapers to snaps and I had a few other things to work on..
I had a bit of a set back while working on a mama cloth pad.. I thought I broke the pliers.
As it turned out I broke the die, and it was replaceable. I bought more online. I then realized I had extras, so I was back in business.. Decided to finish this long running project that I was working on, which was these purple flannel un paper towels.
I figured this was a good way to practice using the snap pliers before I set out to use them on the Flip diapers. I love my Flips, and I didn't want to ruin them! Good thing I practiced. There is a learning curve!
However, I am very pleased with the end result.
It is basically 2 sheets of flannel, any size, sewn together, turned inside out and topstitched again to close the end.
Somethings I learned:
1. Use a template. Follow it.
2. Don't try to set too many snaps in a row. It hurts the hands.. might be better to sew a few, do snaps and go back.
3. Test the snaps. Sometimes if you don't set them right, they have to be done over.
4. Use a zig zag stitch for top stitching. The straight stitched ones did not wash as well. Will use them for un tissues;)
5. Do the snaps before you wash the fabric if you can.
I am happy to say they are awesome! I gained confidence to do the diaper. The first one looks a little crooked, but it will be functional!