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Snappy business 3

I feel so stupid :-/
I thought I already figured out which side was the correct side to hammer by trying to snap the different components together before trying, but it turned out I was wrong afterall……

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The side on the left should be facing the prongs and the fabric, the side on the right should be the tool and hammer, and would snap to the stud….. It was so easy after I flipped it to the correct side!!  Wasted so many of them!!! I can see myself using more snaps in my future sewing projects 🙂

Snappy business 2

There’s 30% off everything at spotlight the other day, so I went and bought a packet of 50 birch Studs Gripper With Tool. 

I’ve checked a few tutorials online, and I thought it’d be easy.  You just hammer it right?

No!  After destroying a couple of the grippers, I tried the stud.  The stud was easy because the stud fit into the groove on the tool, so it’s easy to level, but the tool doesn’t sit on the gripper!

I checked the tutorials online again for special tricks, doesn’t appear there’s any, so I tried again and destroyed some more!  Anyone can help me here?  Do I really have to get a pair of pliers? 

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Snappy business

I don’t know how much other babies kicks, twists, and turn.  Mine certainly kicks a lot, any wraps, blankets, whatever, just don’t stay on him long enough to keep him warm in the stroller, so I made a stroller blanket with a strap on each side secured by snap fasteners.
 
I used the snap fasteners I found in an old sewing box given to me.  These were hand sewn ones.  After I have sewn four of these, two on each side, that is eight components altogether for extra strength, I found these fasteners such poor quality that they come loose at a slight pull… Not even strong enough to withstand even a baby kick!  I have to look for another solution!

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