Continue from Wallet Project - Part 3...
Finally I decided to use the same fabric as bias tape.. I couldn't find anything that looks matching from my stash of fabrics (not that I have many).
What I learnt from this project:
1) Before pressing the snap button, should make a very small hole using eyelet punch. I have also strengthened the snap area with an additional layer of fabric.
These 2 tutorials in combination give me a complete picture of attaching snap button:
(i) http://emma36handmade.blogspot.com/2010/04/blog-post_22.html - this show the step of puching a small hole clearly. For Brother sewing machine owner, you should already have a eyelet punch in the set of tools came with the sewing machine.
(ii) http://www.zilakasim.com/tutorial/tutorial-snap-button/ (found alternatives for snap tool 1 & 2, check out you maybe overjoy with good price).
2) Baste the bias tape before sewing, though it takes a bit more time, but the result will be a lot neater. Actually anywhere which it is hard to sew, it will make it a lot easier, rather than trial and error using the machine.
4) If one section is not sewn properly, remove the thread carefully and sew again... :) Don't give up... :)
Though the inside is not very well sewn, I am still quite satisfy with the wallet.. first time, can't ask for too much.. :)
Most techniques mentioned in http://anic-lohas.blogspot.com/2010/07/wallet-project-part-2-looking-for-tips.html were helpful in completing this wallet.
My next project, turning this T-Shirt into a bag for my sister-inlaw. Not as exciting as making a wallet, but I am a big fan of recycling, so, must do.. :)