Have you ever made a shirt embellishment that A. you weren't sure would hold up well in the wash or B. weren't sure if you could solely commit to? I have, over and over. So when I received my snap-tape, which is so awesomely available in separate pieces (meaning you can buy JUST the "male" side or JUST the "female" side--depending on which you need more of), I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them! Indecisiveness problem solved!
2. I made 4 (okay, no really, I made like 15 because its SOOOO quick and easy) pom-poms using my "My Own Fringemaker" (which is my new favorite quick-crafting machine!!) and hot-glued 1 MALE sided snap-tape button (I cut one square of snap-tape) onto the back of each pom-pom. (One pom-pom is large and the others are medium.)
3. I snapped those suckers on that shirt. Easy Peasy! And I can take them off when I wash the shirt. And maybe its just me, but I also like the look of just the snap-tape just down the middle of the shirt....perhaps its from watching so much Project Runway over the past years (they always use utilitarian materials in innovate ways).
And then I had another idea...
(1. and 2.) I used my "My Own Fringemaker" to make a bunch of the long, loopy hot-pink strands you see above. Its easy, since this machine allows you to do 2 at a time. I simply wrapped the yarn around the 2 poles, tied off, and then transported my wrapped poles to my sewing machine, where I sewed down the center.
3.I got a strand of MALE-sided snap-tape, my loopy pink strand, and some pre-made pom-pom strand .
4. I sewed the snap-tape down on both sides to JUST the loopy strand.
5. I hot-glued the pom-pom strand to the loopy stuff (which I could do, simply because this strip will be taken off before I wash the shirt!).