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    How would the flexible black electrial tape make the bag snap shut? That's what the tape measure does (you use the metal, retractable kind)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimiknoxtaylor
    How would the flexible black electrial tape make the bag snap shut? That's what the tape measure does (you use the metal, retractable kind)
    the electrial tape is used to cover the measuring tape. to keep it from cutting into the fabric, and i think to make it stronger too, but i use the clear duct tape , to me its less sticky to use.

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    I only cover the ends of the tape measure where it was cut.

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    I've never heard of cleaar duct tape, where do you find it?

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    Yes, I actually purchased the pattern earlier (drats!) it says that the numbers face the inside of the bag...the hollow side. So I think that would be the way PghPat said. But that doesn't make sense to me, the tute looks like the hollow part faces out....haven't made one yet, guess I need to so I can figure this out. :|

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    Quote Originally Posted by nursie76
    Yes, I actually purchased the pattern earlier (drats!) it says that the numbers face the inside of the bag...the hollow side. So I think that would be the way PghPat said. But that doesn't make sense to me, the tute looks like the hollow part faces out....haven't made one yet, guess I need to so I can figure this out. :|
    by mistake i put the tape in wrong and it didn't work right, so the numbers , in the concave, face you when the bag is done,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miss Patsy Jane
    I've never heard of cleaar duct tape, where do you find it?
    what i have is made by Scotch, and i think my husband either got it at Home Depot or Lowes, i swiped it from his repair stuff, oh, the tape measure , tape keeps going back into the holder, so now i guess i'll have to get hubby to take it apart, he already got it out once, the lock on it doesn't work good on some of the cheap tapes.!!!!!

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    Thanks! I sometimes go to Lowe's and Home Depot with my husband, there are all kinds of interesting things there, but he is not a looker...he gets what he is going after and then he's ready to go! Maybe I'll have to go alone sometimes!



    what i have is made by Scotch, and i think my husband either got it at Home Depot or Lowes, i swiped it from his repair stuff, oh, the tape measure , tape keeps going back into the holder, so now i guess i'll have to get hubby to take it apart, he already got it out once, the lock on it doesn't work good on some of the cheap tapes.!!!!![/quote]

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    Curious how many made snap bags and how many did you make...I know I did well over 50 of them

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    Curious how many made snap bags and how many did you make...I know I did well over 50 of them

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    Hi I have not made one yet but cant quite grasp how the tape works. if you put the pieces of tape in with the numbers facing the outside then how do the keep the opening closed as the curves of the rulars are different next to each other so how do they cling together to keep the top closed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by margaret59
    Hi I have not made one yet but cant quite grasp how the tape works. if you put the pieces of tape in with the numbers facing the outside then how do the keep the opening closed as the curves of the rulars are different next to each other so how do they cling together to keep the top closed.
    My printed instructions :
    Cut 2 pieces of metal measuring tape One inch shorter than the width of the finished bag. Round off the sharp corners & cover with tape (duct, electrical, even painters tape).(to keep it from poking through the fabric. -I've also used double the measuring tape for larger bags.
    When you get ready to insert the measuring tape into the casing Make sure the numbers face the outside (pretty side) of the bag. If you don't put the tape in right you won't get the snap that closes the bag. Put a piece of the measuring tape in both ends of the bag.
    Make sure the tape is 1/2" shorter than the bag on each end so that you don't sew over it when sewing the side.

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    hi if you put each piece of tape with the number facing the outside then they will be back to back and not work. Do you mean that the two pieces of tape should both face the same way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by margaret59
    hi if you put each piece of tape with the number facing the outside then they will be back to back and not work. Do you mean that the two pieces of tape should both face the same way.
    I did it just the way the instructions said & I only have a small one here-gave the rest away. I can feel it through the fabric & YES the numbers (on the concave side or curved in side) both face outward. Mine works. The sides with no numbers wind up back to back.

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    My problem was that I managed to get a metal tape measure with numbers on both sides :shock: :roll:

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    Quote Originally Posted by nursie76
    My problem was that I managed to get a metal tape measure with numbers on both sides :shock: :roll:
    In that case the side that curves inward would face the outside of the bag. Hope that helps :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimiknoxtaylor
    Quote Originally Posted by nursie76
    My problem was that I managed to get a metal tape measure with numbers on both sides :shock: :roll:
    In that case the side that curves inward would face the outside of the bag. Hope that helps :)
    Yep! I got it now, thanks.

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    I just heard of the snap bags for the first time today. So glad to find your post and see how they were made. :lol: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scakes
    I just heard of the snap bags for the first time today. So glad to find your post and see how they were made. :lol: :lol:
    glad you found it ..they are fun and so easy to make..with Christmas coming up they make good little gifts too...stuff with candy or gift card or about anything...nice gift

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    I've tried to print out the instructions for the snappy bag purse from the blog website and can't do it. Is there a special way to do it? I've even tried emailing the page to myself and that doesn't work either. HELP!!!! Please!

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    You can go to the tutorial, left click and drag mouse down to highlight the tutorial, then go to print, click print selection and then print.

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    I had tried right clicking and dragging the mouse to highlight and that didn't work, but just now I tried your suggestion and left clicked and that still didn't work. So, now I'm trying by saving the page to a folder on my desktop. Thanks for the suggestion.

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    Success! I copied and pasted it and sent an email to myself and printed it!!!!!! More than one way to skin a cat!

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    Way to go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sue Fish
    Quote Originally Posted by piepatch
    Thanks for the tutorial Sue Fish. The instructions are easy to follow, and I hope to make several for gifts. I love your bags and also your fun fabrics!
    Thanks....a good tip I think....use a gallon size zip lock bag and cut it to use along with the fabric lining...makes it usable for snacks..easy to wipe out and nice also if using for cosmetics
    I have made over 50 of them so far and all have loved them
    Thanks for the pattern and this good tip. I have had a long piece of the tape measure but didnt have the pattern. Now I can get busy.

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