Where have all the jean snaps gone?
I made my daughter a little cord skirt like my brown one. I decided on snaps for both of us, but mainly for her as she can handle a snap easily. I went looking for those jeans snaps that I used to find at Jo’s or Hancocks but I couldn’t find any super heavy-duty snaps. So I went with their heaviest snap which I was familiar with and had success with before.
The inside working portions kept crushing!
I used the correct implement and half of the snaps did not work. They look fine but the female and male parts do not lock together. I can’t find any reason for this. It is like the couple you thought to be happy for years who suddenly announce a split and each party moves 3000 miles away from the other. Why the sudden incompatibility?
Here is a photo of the snap insides where you can see they look fine.
Has snap quality deteriorated when I wasn’t looking? Or was this too little snap for such a thick fabric? Have others a similar experience? And where do you find your snaps since selection at merchants has winnowed over the years?
Now I have to oh-so-carefully pull this old snap from the skirt and reinsert a new one. Aargh! That activity vaguely resembles mending, and my mending pile being what it is, my daughter will be in junior high before the skirt is wearable.
On a side note – my summer cold has worsened into a terrible ear infection. The doctor has prescribed meds but they make me drowsy and absentminded. I thought today was Wednesday and so I am behind on getting this Thursday post out. Given my fatigue and my sad mental state I am begging off my usual Saturday post and will return next week on Tuesday, July 13th.