How to Create Fabric Covered Snaps
Hi Chauncey here!! I’m so excited to show you what’s been buzzing around my sewing room!
I recently received several fabrics from the Hawthorne Supply Company “Nectar” collection. The sweet little beehives on the Beekeeping in Aspen fabric had me smitten. I wanted to choose a pattern that would showcase the print and, well, Baby Jaimesyn is just the bees knees. The bodice is un-bee-lievably perfect for highlighting a printed fabric and the double flutters provide the ideal frame.
I cut the pattern pieces according to the directions, making sure to cut the front bodice main to include one of the beehives from my fabric. I followed the direction on the pattern and before I knew it, the dress was almost complete!
Once I got to the last step of adding buttons I felt like the dress was missing something. I always prefer to add snaps to any clothing I make for my busy little bee toddler because she refuses to sit still enough for me to button anything. I just could not find any snaps that matched the fabrics and then a light bulb went off in my head: FABRIC COVERED SNAPS!
The scrap pieces of fabric I had left over had enough little bees on them for me to use to cover some gray snaps I had on hand. Here’s how you can create your own fabric covered covered snaps:
First you’ll need to gather your scrap fabric, a pen or fabric marker, a quarter, and some scissors.
Use the pen to trace around the quarter onto your fabric. I traced around the little bees.