I bought some hammer on fasteners for a dress I’m making and don’t know whether they are just a dodgy batch or I’m doing something wrong.
They are made by Hemline and basically there is a tool that you are meant to hammer into the fabric to make your hole – all it leaves on my fabric is a slight indent so I used a tool from my shed for that bit instead.
Then I move onto inserting the snap fronts and backs together, at least 3 sets bent out of shape even though i was only lightly hammering them together. The ones that did connect feel like they will come apart as soon as I start joining them/fastening them with the “male” parts.
3 sets of the “male” parts did come apart as soon as I tugged slightly on them and on the ones that stayed together (on the sleeve cuffs), they won’t snap together with the front parts for love nor money so they are a bit of a pointless feature to the dress.
Has anyone got any tips for using them or are they often a nightmare because I’m following the instructions as much as I can from what I can see and I’m starting to want to pull my hair out which may not be a good look. Plus I’m going to be nervous about wearing the dress and trusting them to hold it closed if I don’t get it sorted :-(
thank you BotanicalBird, that’s a great help!
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