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I am a mother, a new grandmother, and a teacher. But whatever happens in my life, I keep sewing. I have worked as a political communicator and now as a teacher in my formal life. I have also written extensively on sewing. I have been a frequent contributor and contributing editor of Threads magazine and the Australian magazine Dressmaking with Stitches. My first book Sew.. the garment-making book of knowledge will be published in May 2018 and is available for pre-order from Amazon


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Friday, January 30, 2009

Coat picture

If at first you don't succeed, go into the bathroom with your camera and do it yourself. 

I have been wanting to show pictures of my knit jacket with giant snaps so folks can decide if they want to use these things themselves, but my compatriots in this house are not around when I need them for all the jobs I have to assign, so I did this myself, complete with messy hair. Hopefully this will give you a better idea of the impact of the super snaps on a garment.


Paulette said...

Barbara - I have to ask - what brand are those snaps? I am constantly looking for very large snaps for coats, baby wraps - almost anything (purses/bags) and don't have much luck here in Anchorage, AK. Could you provide the brand name and size please?
Thanks!! And the pics look just fine!

Barbara said...

Thanks Paulette, the snaps came from my local fabric store which is pretty middle of the road and these 30 mm. snaps are just hang-on-the wall notions under the name of Unique distributed by H.A. Kidd www.hakidd.com who service most of the chain stores here in Canada. If these are hard to source for you let me know and I will pick some up for you and put them in the mail. Just let me know.