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Can't find white sew-on snaps.. can I paint metallic? - 2/24/2018 10:42:42 AM   
Lucinda007

 

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Hi Ladies,

I'm finishing up the cherry dress. The dress is going to be closed by (5) 1/2" snaps. I can't find white (go figure). I don't want to cover them with fabric. I was wondering if anyone has had luck painting snaps. They are the sew on type. I can only find bright gold and nickel in the size I want (plastic might be an option, but I can't find them in that larger size). I would prefer white. I have seen something called diaper snaps that are white, but I don't know if those would hold well enough. I have become obsessed.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions. BTW, Carol, the cherries are pretty good or maybe I have just decided that they are good enough..lol
Ill try to post a photo after I am finished...hopefully, this weekend. I want to get this project out of my sewing room.
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RE: Can't find white sew-on snaps.. can I paint metallic? - 2/24/2018 4:03:32 PM   
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What about sew on snaps would those work???they come in almost opaque and white and black...

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RE: Can't find white sew-on snaps.. can I paint metallic? - 2/24/2018 7:59:25 PM   
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Hi Shirley,

Yes, I am looking for white sew-on snaps. I have seen the clear plastic ones, but they are sort of hard to open once they are snapped. Actually, I did a small plastic one at the top closing under the collar. I am not using buttons on this front closing dress. I want to use snaps 1/2". I am going to try and figure out how to cover the sew-on snaps (silver) that I bought at Joannes today. Thanks for responding. Jane

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RE: Can't find white sew-on snaps.. can I paint metallic? - 2/24/2018 7:59:27 PM   
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/5-Pairs-20mm-Round-Metal-Snap-Closure-Fastener-Clothes-Coat-Sewing-Button-/362192535905 Found these in a search.

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RE: Can't find white sew-on snaps.. can I paint metallic? - 2/24/2018 8:05:19 PM   
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woopie! I just ordered 10 in pink and 10 in white. The big problem is that they don't come before Easter. Well, maybe they will. In the meantime, I am still going to try and cover the silver snaps from Joanne. I wish I had found these when I looked at eBay. Thanks for looking and finding. Ill let you know when they arrive. Jane

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RE: Can't find white sew-on snaps.. can I paint metallic? - 2/24/2018 8:10:40 PM   
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I hope they come quickly. Thinks seem to be arriving quicker from overseas than the next town.

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RE: Can't find white sew-on snaps.. can I paint metallic? - 2/24/2018 8:55:44 PM   
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Glad you got those cherries the way you want them. Please, please, please post a photo of your dress when you can. I know you've already gotten what you need, but look at these snaps for future projects https://kamsnaps.com/ Has anyone used these yet? I've only bought from Snap Source in the past.

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RE: Can't find white sew-on snaps.. can I paint metallic? - 2/24/2018 9:30:38 PM   
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Hi Again,

Those KAM snaps are cute, but I need sew-on. I tried making fabric covers for the snaps I bought today..NOT... They looked great, but really didn't hold the "snap". I am going to cross my fingers and hope that the ones coming from China get here sooner than expected. We are leaving for California to visit our son and dil on March 16 and don't return until the 29th. Too late for Easter (April 1) so I doubt that I am going to get the snaps in time. I guess I will just have to sew in the silver ones.. boo hoo. I don't like that look after putting soooo much time and thought into this little dress. Oh well. Thanks again for all of your help with the cherry patterns and the knife edge pleats and the collar. I have lots and lots of tips for anyone interested in making the dress. I will post them if anyone wants after I finish and take photos. Jane

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RE: Can't find white sew-on snaps.. can I paint metallic? - 2/25/2018 7:33:07 AM   
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I use Snap Source snaps all the time--they really "hold their snap" and they look nice, too! They aren't sew in, but I like them better.

https://www.snapsource.com/

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RE: Can't find white sew-on snaps.. can I paint metallic? - 2/25/2018 2:04:39 PM   
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Hi Karen,

Thanks for the snap info. I wish I didn’t have to use the sew-on but I do because the dress is a front closure with embroidery down the front facing. I have to “hide” the snaps. I went ahead and used the nickel ones that I don’t like but the time was drawing close to when I had to send this. Btw, I’m in VA too. We live in Springfield. Any chance you live close by?

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RE: Can't find white sew-on snaps.. can I paint metallic? - 2/25/2018 4:33:55 PM   
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I'm further south. Did you go to the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival was this weekend in Hampton? It was amazing!!

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