When placing multiple snaps on a garment – for closures or just to keep things in place – sometimes getting things to line up just right can be a bit of a challenge. Here is a little trick I like to use to make sure my snaps always line up perfectly!
Step One: Sew One Part of Your Snap
We are working on a garment with an overlapping front that will have a zipper closure, plus snaps to keep the overlap nice and flat. As you can see below, I have already sewn the “male” part of the snap sets and folded the overlap open.
Step Two: Get Some Chalk
Tailor’s chalk will work just fine. Make sure whatever you use, it can easily be rubbed off later.
Step Three: Rub On the Chalk
Rub the chalk generously over each of your snaps. Make sure you get a nice coating!
Step Four: Transfer Your Chalk Markings
Gently fold the overlap back into place.
Step Five: Admire Your Chalk Markings
Now, you have a clear mark of where to put the other part of each snap set.
Step Six: Sew On Your Snaps
Sew on the other part of each snap set, and you’re all finished! Everything should line up really nicely =)
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