I love my snap press. It makes me happy to attach great snaps to anything. Whether a diaper, or clothes, I know that the snaps will outlive the item that I’m making. Unfortunately I tend to fly through my projects sometimes, and that can make for some ‘snappy’ disasters. I frequently attach a snap backwards or in the wrong place. Then I’m stuck with it. What makes matters worse, is that snap attachment is almost always the last step to a project!
I have a new solution! I made a quicky tutorial video to show off the new way that I’m removing messed up snaps.
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Such a bummer when snaps go on wrong!
I don’t have a soldering iron, but I have found that I am able to convert my snap pliers into snap removal pliers by removing the rubber washer and the plastic snap bed from my pliers and putting a nut (as in “nuts and bolts”) of the same size as the snap bed in its place.
It takes a little fiddling to get everything lined up—center of the snap press, then center of the misplaced snap, then nut, then snap bed—but once that’s done, CLICK! I can press the center right out of my snaps like I would with the specialty pliers that are all sold out and save the item.