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Snaps!! As in the cowboy shirt kind..
Non sew snaps, any helpful hints?
Jennifer shaw
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Date: 2/18/14 6:07 PM

Good afternoon, good evening and good morning, greetings and salutations,

I am making my dog(my boyfriend's dog) a fleece jacket. I wanted to find out how does fleece work with snaps? I am going to do some tests of this before I apply them to the jacket. Is there anything special I need to know before I start?

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Date: 2/18/14 6:14 PM

Use a patch of interfacing behind the snap location and cover it with a patch of fleece. That should give it enough stability to last.

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Date: 2/18/14 7:26 PM

Practice! It's pretty easy once you get used to it (and I'm a HUGE lover of KAMsnaps and their snap setting tools; I reviewed both the site and the pliers on PR). I've found the most important thing to be to make sure you have the appropriate thickness of fabric for the length of the snap prongs. If this means trimming the prong (if plastic) or adding fabric patches (if not), then make sure you do it! It'll save you hassle and frustration later

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Date: 2/18/14 11:35 PM

I like snap source

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Date: 2/18/14 11:51 PM

Thank you all for your suggestions!! I plan on adding some interfacing for the samples and the real jacket.

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Date: 2/19/14 1:11 AM

I commented on your review of Miss P's new coat!

Here's some more info about snaps, snap sizes and snap setting in the Snapsetter Review by ArtAttack. She enthusiastically endorses this Snap Source Inc tool. Sounds like it's solid, well-priced and what a great snap selection this supplier has. She used it on her Grainline's Archer Shirt, but it made me want to start putting snaps everywhere! Have fun.

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Date: 2/19/14 7:57 AM

Just curious, what pattern are you using that uses snaps? Most dog patterns that I've seen use Velcro to close.

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