So I bought one. She had done the research so I bought one just like hers. You can buy the press alone or you can buy a package deal to include 500 snap sets and the matching die for the press. I went one step further and bought some metal snaps and the matching die. Now, between the two of us, we have a lifetime supply of snaps.
Our goal today was to set up both presses so that we could install snaps "production style." Instead we each made a one hour bag. http://mysewingmachineobsession.blogspot.com/2013/10/time-is-arbitrary-concept.html.
We never had the chance to set both presses up. Betsy had to get home by three. She had finished her bag, I was just about done with mine by then (I had strap issues). I am sure we would have been able to finish our respective bags in less than the three hours we worked had we had two cutting stations and two ironing stations. I finally put up a second ironing board and iron but it was too late.
After she left, I had a chance to play with my Cool New Tool. A Kamsnap snap press. http://www.kamsnaps.com/
I had so much fun pressing on snaps that I put a set on a tote bag I made last year.
|Tote bag made with Amy Butler Lark Charisma Midnight laminated cotton|
In order to install the snaps, you need a cap with a male connector and a cap with a female connector along with the corresponding die.
Yesterday I made a draw string bag for my press and Steven gave me a tool box he wasn't using. The press and snaps fit nicely.
I am storing the metal snap sets and corresponding die set in the outside compartment. This actually can be removed from the lid. Steven rejected this tool box because this compartment would open and spill his stuff. He thinks it was because he was hauling it in and out of the truck. I don't plan to move it around much. I just needed storage for my Cool New Tool.