can you tell the right from the wrong side of the socket?
take a socket and put it between your thumb and first finger.
Rub the socket between your finger and thumb. One side of the
socket is slightly raised and the other side is slightly indented.
The raised side of the socket is meant to be placed next to the
prongs. When the snap is attached, the prongs will hit the raised
side of the socket and slide into the groove of the socket to
the best way to make sure your snaps will line up on your project?
are several ways to mark your fabric before attaching snaps onto
your project. Check out page 30 of the book It's a Snap!
or this hint:
Attach the fashion colored snap and socket
to your project. Close the project as if the other side of the
snap had been attached. Gently lift up on the fashion colored
snap to expose the socket. Rub chalk onto the socket and place
the socket down onto the underlap of the project. The chalk will
rub off onto the underlap to determine where to set the stud/ring
portion of the snap set.
Q: Can I use snap parts from other manufacturer's
All manufacturers make their snap part uniquely. Even though
the size of the snaps are the same, each manufacturer designs
their brand of snaps differently than their competition. For
best results, use snaps from one manufacturer at a time.