Here is a guide to all your basic mini hand stitched closures!
1- Metal push snap: This snap button is manually sewn blind so that it is not visible from the right fabric side. Thanks to the S-spring in the top cap it also holds a lot stress. Available in different sizes and colors.
2- Plastic push snap: It is sewn by hand and is therefore not visible from the right side of the fabric. Great for application on baby clothes or to keep shirt collar tips flat (button-down effect).
3- Jersey push snap: A jersey push snap has five metal prongs that you push through the fabric. It is easy to install, without leaving holes in the fabric. They can handle a light to medium amount of stress, so they are great for cardigans!
4- XL Push snap: The fashionable mega-push snap is sewn by hand and also makes a good garment feature. Comes in gold, brass or silver and not visible from the right side of fabric. Can take more stress, just make sure to use a strong thread as well.
5- The “Non-sew” push button for anorak and sportswear. In order to apply it, small holes are punched into the fabric and riveted metal parts with supplied special tool. An S-spring ensures high permanent closure force. Available in various colors and sizes.
6- Velcro: This closure is popular especially in the sports and leisure sector and can be sewn or glued depending on the type. There in different colors and widths.
7- Hooks and eyes: Popular on corsetry, blouses and waistbands. Available in black, silver and gold in different sizes.
8- Pants and skirt hooks: Flat and invisible from the outside with a secure hold even under heavy stress. The closure is applied at the waist to secure a waistband overlap at the top of a zipper.
9- Fur hook for thick fabrics: Upholstered in fabric, the hooks can easily grab and be sewn. Like all the hooks it is sewn by hand and available in several neutral colors.
Photo: Jan Schmiedel