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ikkivan
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Posted - 03/10/2011 :  10:05:11 AM  Show Profile  Visit ikkivan's Homepage Send ikkivan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Have any of you had success using the lightweight/baby gripper snaps on knitted baby garments? I'm thinking of using some of these on a baby kimono, perhaps with a button on top if I don't like the gripper design. I'm supposing I should use a piece of reinforcing fabric underneath. Or perhaps I should use a sew-on snap ...??? I really do like snaps on baby things.

Thanks for any feedback on this!

Donna, with intentions always bigger than her available time.

Consuelo
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Posted - 03/10/2011 :  10:47:30 AM  Show Profile Send Consuelo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yeah, I like snaps on baby things, too. Moms like them and babies can't un-do them. I think I would go with a sew-on snap. I'd be concerned the gripper snaps may not hold but I have not first hand experience. Maybe someone else here can share theirs. If you decide to use the sew-on, you might use a single one of those snaps that come on a twill tape. The tape will take the place of a fabric backing. I love those.

Consuelo
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jtamsn
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Posted - 03/12/2011 :  05:54:58 AM  Show Profile Send jtamsn a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm with Consuelo. I'd go with the sew-on type, and I love her idea of the snaps on twill tape. I make (especially now) quite a few baby things, but never considered using snaps. Thanks for the idea.
judy
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ikkivan
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Posted - 03/12/2011 :  5:35:40 PM  Show Profile  Visit ikkivan's Homepage Send ikkivan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I actually have a strip of the baby snaps on twill tape (purchased by the foot or yard or something like that) left from sewing baby garments. Great on the crotch/inseam for easy diaper changes. If I just need one, I'll probably treat the cut edges of the tape with a ravel-stop liquid before sewing it on the knitted kimono I'm making. Thanx!

Donna, with intentions always bigger than her available time.
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