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 :-(
Mine is printing at 3-1/2". My print preview is fine, it’s the actual printout where i…
I think you’d be fine sewing directly on the fabric. You could use a tiny zig za…
I also just posted a project that disappeared on me! I had that a few weeks ago with an…
how do I get the collar on? Sewing the facing together and then half of the collar to …
I am having a problem with the collar. I have to say, I am an experienced sewer. I ha…
Fashion & Trends
While Sewing Their Own Halloween Costume (in GIFs!)
Member Project of the Week
Rwest1014's created this gorgeous skirt to wear Halloween after Halloween.
Comment To Win
Get your copy of BurdaStyle Modern Sewing: Wardrobe Essentials today!
Meg's Magazine Mash Up 2014
See the pattern that Meg chose to Mash Up next and how you can sew along (she chose one on sale)!
Meet the colorful personality behind Whip-Stitch.com, 4 kids, and the Flat Patternmaking course!
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.