Thursday, September 12, 2013

Snap Happy!


I may never make another buttonhole again! I just discovered the wonder of snaps after purchasing the awesome SnapSetter tool from SnapSource.com. This ingenious little invention is simple in design, easy to use, inexpensive and foolproof. That is the quadrafecta (new word) of bliss for moi.
 
So, what better welcome to my sewing world could I give the little SnapSetter other than using it to adorn my November Archer? I could think of no better christening.
 
 
 
 
The biggest dilemma I had was choosing which color pearl snaps to order. My fabric has so many wonderful fall colors in it the decision was a bit daunting but I settled on trying to match the contrast fabric that I used on the bands and undercollar:
 
 
 
I went out on a limb and ordered "Peacock Blue" hoping I wouldn't wince when I opened the package. They are perfect!
 
 
 
This proved to me that the color charts on the SnapSource website are fairly accurate. When I place my next order I may buy one of their complete sample sets that gives you 1 snap in every color they offer.
 
I aspire to someday be a perfect topstitcher like JStarr4250 but I'm not there yet. I figure I might be after finishing 5 more Archers.
 
 
 
Oh, I almost forgot the Archer. Well, I'm not sure what else to say about it that hasn't already been said. I did review it here. I love it, the fabric is me, me, me but the takeaway I want to leave you with is GET SNAPS!
 
 
 
 

21 comments:

  1. That is some amazing fabric Dorcas! I do love me some snaps too. Buttonholes drive me crazy sometimes. Thanks for the snap source review. I have been wondering about their stuff.

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    1. Thanks, Claire. Can you believe it was Joann's? Get a SnapSetter! You will love it!

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  2. Another great shirt! I have yet to try snaps but I will be looking up this resource.

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    1. Angela, Don't try snaps without the SnapSetter. It is SO easy!

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    1. Thanks, KC. I am simply in love with it!

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  4. Awww....you are too kind. I tell you, it's my magnifying lamp that gets all the credit. This shirt is another stunner. Such saturated fall colors! I can't wait to order snaps in every color. Love the idea of a sample kit.

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    1. Me, too. Do you suppose people will talk at some point when every single thing I make has snaps?

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  5. Love that shirt--the colors are fabulous! Thanks for the tips about the snaps--will be ordering one very soon!

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    1. Thanks, Robin. Get a SnapSetter, it will change you life!

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  6. A beautiful shirt! I also adore my Snap Setter and wish they made snaps larger than size 24!!

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    1. Thanks, Shams, I know! I love those giant snaps, too. The ones I've seen are so orthopedic looking!

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  7. Great new skirt and thanks for letting us know about the supplier. Hope they ship to the land of OZ!

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    1. Thanks, Gail. I bet they do. Nowadays you can get anything online no matter where you are. If you don't have luck dealing with them, have your order shipped to me and I'll forward it to you. Seriously!

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  8. This fabric is just gorgeous. Love it with the blue. Thanks for all the info about the snap setter too. Might have to see about getting one. I am enjoying following your 12 months of Archers. Love how you keep on coming up with new ideas.

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    1. Thank you so much, Margy! The Archer challenge has been fun. Well, I'm the one who's made it into a challenge but I've really enjoyed the creativity.

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  9. Love snaps! Thanks for tip on this snap setter, I need one that won't crack pearl snaps! Oh, and that Archer...love the fabric!

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    1. Thanks, Coco. I know, I think it is brilliant they designed an attachment specifically for pearl snaps. They really liven up a garment and SS's color selection is great!

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  10. Love that shirt. Your Archer's are always so totally "YOU". And buttonholes -- don't get me started. I can do 5 perfect ones, and then on number 6 (the most noticeable one, the machine has a meltdown and starts stitching in place or something else requiring me to rip it out. Then the next one goes crooked on me -- another rip out, and by then my fabric is all wrecked up. You get my drift. I'm getting on the snap bandwagon. I must have done 1000 snaps back when I was doing so much baby sewing, but it never occurred to me to use them on my clothes. Just order some pearl snaps for my October Archer!!!

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  11. Great shirt in a fab fabric. Thanks for the snaps link too.

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  12. What a great shirt! I´m into snaps too. I bought a lot, I mean A LOT of them at a sales, and still, I think I don´t have enough of them!
    The colours are amazing!

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