Today I’ll be showing you how to make covered snaps for your Yates Coat. If you’re not using covered snaps you can simply sew your snaps on using the placement markings on your patterns. If you’d like to cover your snaps, read on!
To begin, cut circles out of the fabric you’ll be using to cover your snaps. We like to use a silk crepe de chine because it’s thin, comes in a wide variety of colors, and seems to hold up well to wear. Start by cutting a circle approximately 1/4″ larger around than the snap itself. You’ll need one circle for each segment of the snap, so for this pattern that’s 8 circles.
Stitch around the outside of the circles using a running stitch approximately 1/8″ in from the outer edge of the circle. Leave a thread tail so you can gather your stitching around the snap later.
Using an awl, punch a hole through the center of the circles you intend to use for the male part of the snaps. Place these circles over the male snaps as shown above.
You’ll now gather the circles around the snaps. For the female side of the snap you’ll want the gathered edge on the bottom edge of the snap as shown above.
Secure the stitching in place on the back of the snaps and close the snaps to test your fabric isn’t too thick for them to close before sewing them to your garment.
Using the snap placement on your pattern, sew the male halves of the snaps to the outer left side of the coat, and the female snaps to the inner right side (the front facing).
Check the placement of your snaps by closing your coat. Adjust if necessary and you’re finished!
We hope you enjoyed our Yates Sew-Along as much as we did putting it together for you. If you have any questions just let us know in the comments below!