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Posted by: MaryLynn in Long Beach

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Posted on: 1/4/06 4:32 PM
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Iím squishing a lot of prongs on a lot of teeny-tiny purse snaps. I am always concerned that the pliers will scratch the metal face of the snap, so I usually put a piece of thickish cloth between the snap and the pliers. Now, this was always working blind since the prongs were on the opposite side of the snap and I was always concerned that the fabric was not in the right place.

It finally dawned on me to make a mitten for the pliers.

I took some heavier, bonded upholstery faux suede, wrapped it around the plier tong, marked it with my marker and sewed it (not concerned about the color thread in the machine, either.) mitten as sewn w/o pliers

I'm sure felt or a similarly thick fabric would work as well.

Iím sure there are other applications for this mitten concept.

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Gigi Louis said... (1/5/06 9:12 PM) Reply
This is a fantastic idea! How clever you are!
Leslie in Austin said... (1/5/06 10:13 AM) Reply
You are so clever! My seam and snap hammer is getting a mitten for sure.
SewVeryTall said... (1/5/06 1:36 AM) Reply
Good tip, Mary Lynn...I'll have to remember this if I ever use the snaps with prongs. Next, a sock for our hammers ; )
Tov said... (1/4/06 5:14 PM) Reply
What a great idea!! This would work anytime you want to use pliers and not mar the surface. Thanks for the tip. Viv
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