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Snap sizing?

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yellow45
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Snap sizing?

Postby yellow45 » Wed May 09, 2012 12:12 pm

Hi ladies,

I am wanting to buy a snap plier and wondered what size snaps to get? I'm just wanting it to make things like bibs, poppers for clothes etc but am confused on the sizings. Also, any recommendations on where to buy?

Thanks

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Re: Snap sizing?

Postby mamavan2 » Wed May 09, 2012 12:57 pm

|If you take a look on this page there's information about the differen types:
http://www.kamsnaps.com/Product-FAQs-13.html
I bought them from
http://de.dawanda.com/shop/Kam-Snaps

Do try them first, I put some on a bib to replace the velcro but I put them both with the flat site one the good site :doh: (Hope that it makes sence :giggle: ) It still works but it's not flat :giggle: .

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Bernadette
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Re: Snap sizing?

Postby Bernadette » Wed May 09, 2012 2:08 pm

I bought my snap press & snaps from Dummy Mummy. I had originally bought a set of pliers from ebay but they did not work and would not put the snaps in and if they did the snap's broke.

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Re: Snap sizing?

Postby yellow45 » Thu May 10, 2012 7:24 am

Thanks, girls. I've had a look at Dummy Mummy so think I will get them from there as there's a bit of a sale on at the moment. Just wondering whether to get the size 16 or 20?

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Re: Snap sizing?

Postby mammymade » Sat May 19, 2012 1:43 pm

Found this - http://www.thesnapstore.com/faq.htm

Q: How do I choose snap size?

A: It depends on your application. In general, if you make cloth diapers, size 20 polyacetal resin snaps or the size 16 long prong metal snaps are the most popular size. If you make infant and children's clothing, size 16 resin snaps or metal snaps work great. For preemie clothing or mama pad, size 14 resin or metal snaps are perfect.

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Re: Snap sizing?

Postby Dora » Sat May 19, 2012 2:04 pm

16 is what you will see on most things, 20 is a larger version-perhaps coats etc. 14 I've seen on v small items or near collars etc

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Re: Snap sizing?

Postby Frances » Sat May 19, 2012 2:22 pm

I have 16 and 20 and I've only ever used 20 - for CSP, nappies and children's clothes. I find the 16 a bit too small and fiddly.

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Re: Snap sizing?

Postby mammymade » Sat May 19, 2012 2:26 pm

I have 20 too and have used for both nappies and clothes/bibs etc


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