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How to use a snap template

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150 Fan Giveaway!

Here it is! My 150 fan giveaway! AND if I hit 200 fans before the giveaway closes on 4/20/2012 I will give away an additional suprise prize to another person! There are multiple ways to enter too! Have fun 🙂

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I am having problems getting the rafflecopter site to work with my blog. until then you can go to my facebook page TheCraftEGal and use the Giveaway tab located directly under my cover photo. Thank you!

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Serging A Butterfly Fitted Cloth Diaper

I am a super perfectionist.  Some of my friends were having issues serging fitteds, so whats a girl to do but make a video of how to serge the hardest of all fitted styles!  Enjoy the video 🙂

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How to apply snaps using a snap press

I don’t think I would be able to make as many diapers without my snap press. Pliers are great for those on a budget or for traveling with but just don’t get as good of a press as the snap press does. Part of the pics and instructions for this are the same as with snap pliers because it takes the same prep work 🙂

For this tutorial you will need your snap press, snaps, diaper outer, reinforcement fabric, and awl. This is my pretty red snap press 🙂 please ignore my very ashy fireplce in the background. I like to keep my press on my fireplace hearth because I can lean on the handle without hurting my back.
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You will also need something to reinforce your snaps. I am using a scrap piece of PUL cut to size and a glue stick.
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Mark snap placement. I poke a small hole in my pattern then press gently with a marker like a stencil.
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Apply glue to your scrap.
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Press in place to the WRONG side of your diaper cut. Allow to dry.
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Now take your awl. And this is a very important step, it will prevent funny puckering. Poke your awl through both layers.
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Now take your cap. You know that one with the pokey prong to it. Take that and poke it through your fabric where you poked the hole with your awl.
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For this tute I am using my stud die but it works the exact some for sockets.
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Press your stud up into your die.
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Now take your cap which is already in your diaper outer and place it over your bottom die. Making sure that loose fabric is out of the way and the cap is centered.
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Now press down on your handle of your snap press. I pull the handle down until the stud is on the cap then lean on my handle.
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Tada you have placed a snap! Now keep on going!
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Have fun snapping!

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How to apply snaps using snap pliers

Snaps are super easy to apply with snap pliers.  If you can’t afford a snap press don’t be afaid!  The pliers do take some extra hand strength (or a strong man) to use though.  The following is a pretty basic tutorial on how to use your snap pliers.

Ok so here we have the pieces you will need to use your snap pliers.  Fabric cut, pliers with adapters, cap, and either your socket or stud piece.  Make sure to double check which piece you are putting where before continuing.
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You will also need something to reinforce your snaps. I am using a scrap piece of PUL cut to size and a glue stick.
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Mark snap placement. I poke a small hole in my pattern then press gently with a marker like a stencil.
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Apply glue to your scrap.
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Press in place to the WRONG side of your diaper cut. Allow to dry.
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Now take your awl. And this is a very important step, it will prevent funny puckering. Poke your awl through both layers.
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Now take your cap. You know that one with the pokey prong to it. Take that and poke it through your fabric.
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Set your socket or stud (whichever you need for where you are working) on top of your cap, sandwiching your fabric.
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Now place carefully between your pliers, making sure that the cap sits nicely in the bottom piece. Line your socket or stud up with to top piece and SQUEEZE. You may have to squeeze twice to make sure you fully smash the cap prong.
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Tada! You placed a snap! Finish placing all of your snaps and get to sewing 🙂
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