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Thread: snaps or velcro?

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    Senior Member DeniseP's Avatar
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    snaps or velcro?

    I have been making bibs for the new babies in our family and have been using velcro for a closure. Do you think it would be better to use snaps? It would be easier, but I'm not sure what new mommies want. Any suggestions?

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    Have you ever made the bibs from finger-tip towels with the ribbing around the neck hole?

    (Babies probably are less than thrilled with something going over their heads, but - - -)

    I have problems with Velcro losing its stickiness. Any suggestions for minimizing that problem?

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    I am babysitting my 8 month old DGS and have had no problem with the velcro. I think that the velcro gives you more leeway when the baby's neck gets bigger.

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    I made a tutorial for a baby bib that tied. The suggestion I got was to change the ties to velcro as this is quick release in case the baby gets it hooked on something.
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    My DDs always asked for ties when I made baby bibs for grands.
    Got fabric?

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    I prefer large snaps or ties. I do not care for how the velcro wrinkles and looses stickiness after multiple washings.

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    I never liked the velcro because it would stick to everything in the wash. which would ruin the cloths it got stuck to. I would do snaps if it were me.
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    I use the plastic snaps on things I make for GKs. they hold up quite well.
    http://www.kamsnaps.com/Plastic-Snaps-c6/

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    I think it would depend what you are putting it on.
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    I think the large plastic snaps are better. If a child has any hair it can get caught in the Velcro.
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    I feel the same way about velcro on the bibs but that is what several people suggested on my bib tutorial. I would still make it with the ties.
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    those snaps are uber-cute!

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    I love using the Kam snaps. The snaps come in different shapes too, like hearts, stars, etc. I got the pliers and the snaps are super easy to apply to whatever you are making.

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