Using snaps for baby clothes

I still have another 4 inches before I get to the “button holes” on my baby sweater. I wanted to use a zipper instead and just skip the holes, but my mom is not comfortable sewing a zipper, and I have no sewing skills at all. I really don’t want to use buttons because I know what a pain they can be with babies.

I want to use snaps, but my mom thinks they will pull too much on the yarn and ruin the knitting.

I am using worsted weight Red Heart Soft, so the fabric it’s making is pretty dense. I made a a swatch, (which isn’t as dense since I had a larger needle) so I may do a sample snap on that to see how it pulls.

But I still want to know people’s opinion about using no sew snaps with hand knits.


I think if you are going to use snaps you need to take special care. I am attempting it at the moment on a baby sweater. I hand sewed a strip of “stay tape” along both front edges which keeps the edge firmer and it won’t stretch now. I am planning to use buttons on one side and the snap on the other. I have no idea how well it’ll work so time will tell. Buttons and buttonholes are the easiest and best method, but my design didn’t work well with them.

Thank you!

Guess I am sticking with the button holes. Makes it easier for me at least. :slight_smile: