Covered Snaps Lend a Touch of Couturecomments (8) August 15th, 2008
Sometimes the word “couture” implies difficult and time consuming. It denotes quality in the workmanship and, very often, couture techniques are quite easy to do. A good example is the covered snap. In just an extra minute or two, you can add this elegant touch to a garment or accessory. I used a snap to close the Yo-Yo Clutch I made for a previous post. Here’s a 1-2-3 tutorial on how to do it. (In fact, covering a snap is almost the same process as making a fabric yo-yo.)
1. Cut a circle of lightweight fabric about twice the diameter of the snap. Sew a row of running stitches near the edge of the circle.
2. Work a small hole in the center of the fabric and push the ball through it.
3. Pull up the thread to cover the snap. Then secure it in place to your garment.
4. Work the female section of the snap in the same way. “Snapping” the sections together will push the fabric into the hole on this section.