Monday, January 7, 2013
The Snap Tape Hint
It feels as if I have sew yards and yards of snap tape the past few weeks. Wait! With both kids liking the comfort of overalls, I actually have been. :)
I hate the way the presser foot jumps as it approaches the snaps. The best thing that I have come up with is to pin next to each and every snap and not take the pin out until the needle is extremely close to it. Once I get to the end of the snap tape and head up the other side, I take time to pin once again. It makes a huge difference and saves a lot of frustration.
Here is a peek at my "Save those thrift store overalls" project. We found them at the thrift store, cute as could be, only a couple of dollars, but after getting them home we discovered that they would not stay snapped. Anna immediately rejected my idea of sewing up the legs, so I had to come up with something else. I cut off the fabric where the snaps were attached and made a new binding out of contrasting fabric and stitched on snap tape. Maybe not a new fashion statement, but I doubt the little guy will mind while pushing his cars around.