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Date: 2/27/09 10:59 AM

I am starting to make clothes and have found that I need snaps, the problem is I have no clue what to look for! It seems like there are a lot of different sizes and types. I want one that is one size fit all type thing, one size that is universal (if that's even possible) I will be making mostly kids/baby clothes.

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Date: 2/27/09 11:17 AM

I've recently used the Snap Source snaps - they come in standard size but you have to buy adapters (not very expensive though) to use larger snaps. The Snap Source uses long prong snaps so you have to buy the right kind. It worked great. The snaps fit together very snugly - it's a pull to separate them.

Have you checked out the notions reviews on this site? That might have the info you need.

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Date: 2/27/09 12:48 PM

I wasn't sure where to look on this board for info I will check there thanks!

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Date: 2/27/09 1:59 PM

I use the Vario pliers and Snap Source snaps and love them both. One word of caution, tho...are you planning on making diapers? It's my understanding that the metal snaps DO NOT hold up to cloth diapers and aren't recommended for that application. A poly resin snap is the standard for those. The source most often recommended on my diaper Yahoo group is from The Snap Store (not "Source"...two different vendors) and I'm pretty sure you need to get a different set of pliers/press for these snaps. Just a little fyi in case the cloth diapers were in your plans...

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Date: 2/27/09 2:07 PM

I like the snap source snap setter and snaps--it's not pliers but a setter that you use a hammer with.

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Date: 2/27/09 2:08 PM

No cloth diapers, just clothes. Would I use a size 16 the most? I still can't find any info on them. I am looking at the snap setter tool is that a good one? or would pliers be better? Or is a tool something you really need?
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Date: 2/27/09 2:14 PM

mikkim,
thats the one I am really thinking about! Do you like it?

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Date: 2/27/09 6:12 PM

Your link is the right one -- I used a Dritz snap set plier and got very frustrated with the whole process. I have found the Snap Setter to be easier to control and nearly error free.

I bought a multi day pill box set up where each day screws into the next ... it is a stack of 7 little jars that all screw together into a long stack. The snaps are segregated by size/color and I use my serger tweezer to pull out exactly the pieces I need.

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Date: 3/10/09 12:00 PM

I bought this "Dritz® Snap Fastener ''Easy Attachment'' Kit", but it seems like I don't do right? I have had some trouble using the tool. The pearl snaps got cracked inside when I used the tool. Perhaps, I banged with hammer too hard...? Here is a link of the tool I bought:

http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.jsp?CATID=cat2851&PRODID=prd11080

I am also looking for a better system (snap tool) for kid's clothes. I will take a look at Snap Setter as others like it.

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Date: 3/10/09 12:15 PM

Quote: shantelsurvey
mikkim,

thats the one I am really thinking about! Do you like it?

I do like it--works for me well (you have to use the snap source snaps with it--not the snaps that are for use with the pliers). For little babies, you may want the 14, but for toddlers on up, 16 is a good size. The larger snaps have an adaptor that works with the 16 setter.

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