I sewed 5 cloth pads last weekend so that I could use my new Kam snap pliers.. :) I have friends in mind who I can give them too.
These are panty liners, the left 2 are tops with flannels and the right most with designer cotton. :) The backing is microfleece like below right.
(These snaps are size 20.)
There are 4 parts in one complete set of Snap:
What do we do with the parts? You need to poke a hole in the fabric, and then put the stud or socket on top of the cap, like this:
Then centre everything nicely on the pliers and close the pliers and press.
hooray.. the snap is fixed onto the fabric. The centre sharp bit of the cap will become flatten like this:
I have borrowed Serena's & another blogger's pictures. I tried to take photos of my own but I don't know how to take good close up views.
My pliers will apply snaps for size 20 (12.4mm), 16 (10.7 mm), 14 (9.74 mm) & 24 (bigger than 12.4mm, don't know the diameter).
I bought 200 sets of snaps of size 16 but found them a bit too small for normal size cloth pads. 200 sets will give 400 caps, 200 studs & 200 sockets.
Generally, I read that size 16 is recommended for cloth pads, and size 20 for diapers. But size 20 is really not that big, I suggest you go for size 20, good all rounder. Size 16 looks a bit small on normal size cloth pads. They are ok for panty liners.
Originally, I wanted to buy a mixture of size 16 & size 20 of 200 sets from the seller, but she wasn't able to do the mix, however she was kind enough to give me some samples of size 14 & size 20. Size 14 & 16 use the same studs & sockets, only the caps are smaller for size 14.
For cloth pads tutorials - please see:
Hope this help.