LOOK! ... what's wrong with this picture??
The ones on the left are the new version and the ones on the right have the all important hole in the center to help line up the two sides of the snap. I was taught to put a pin through the center of the snap to make sure the top and bottom line up perfectly.
I started wondering if I was in the minority in learning this way, but found a bunch of tutorials. Here are two samples, a photo tutorial and a video tutorial showing just that. Click on these links below.
Cindy Rice Designs - snap tutorial
MonkeySee - snap video tutorial
This does work. Do you remember when the straight eyes from hook and eye packages disappeared for a while?
They just don't make sewing notions the way they used to, do they?