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Thread: Magnectic Snaps

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    When putting a magnectic snap in your bow tucks or other bags
    what kind of stiffner do you use to hold it? I am putting a snap in my bow tucks and want to know what you used.

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    i just bought some of these as well so I'm interested in the answer. Thanks for asking!

    If I may also ask, do you think it would be safe to use in a cell phone holder? Someone said the magnet might ruin the phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stpatmom
    i just bought some of these as well so I'm interested in the answer. Thanks for asking!

    If I may also ask, do you think it would be safe to use in a cell phone holder? Someone said the magnet might ruin the phone.
    Myself I don't know. I think that it may ruin it. Another good question.

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    the magnet zaps the power out of the battery I'm told.. Not sure, could be right or just another tale..

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    I purchased a bag with a mag snap. My Cell phone works just fine. I don't think it is a big issue.

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    I cut a 1-1/1x1-1/2 inch of cardboard (what FQ comes wrapped on, or cereal box) and use that on the backside the fabric, poke slits in it for the tabs to run through and fold on the cardboard. Works fine for all of my bags and totes! Never had cell phone issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deb watkins
    I cut a 1-1/1x1-1/2 inch of cardboard (what FQ comes wrapped on, or cereal box) and use that on the backside the fabric, poke slits in it for the tabs to run through and fold on the cardboard. Works fine for all of my bags and totes! Never had cell phone issues.
    What happens to the cardboard when the purse is washed?

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    I use magnetic snaps in all my bags.

    When you open the magnetic snap package there will be both a male and female snap each with 2 prongs on backside, along with 2 small brass circle templates. (The circle “template” shows where the prongs will be and the center dot is where the magnet will be.)

    I always use Trimtex to “anchor” the snaps to the fabric.


    1. Trace 2 circles onto the Trimtex (I use approx. quarter size thread spool).

    2. Center the brass circle template and mark the two slots and circle dot onto the Trimtex... then cut the Trimtex circles out.

    3. Check the alignment of Trimtex circles to ensure the snaps will close easily. Fuse these Trimtex circles to the wrong side of the corresponding pocketbook lining (where you want the snaps to meet).

    4. Use a seam ripper and carefully insert point and rip along the small slot mark (not too much... you just want slot long enough for the prong to fit through).

    5. From the right side of the fabric, insert the prongs into the slots.

    6. Take one of the brass circle templates and slide it over the prongs (sticking out on Trimtex side). Using a hard surface and flat side of closed scissors, carefully fold each prong so they lay snug across the center of the brass circle. And one half of the magnetic is attached.

    Following the same directions, attach the other magnetic snap through the corresponding Trimtex circle.

    Hope these directions are clear enough.

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    Cut a plastic circle or square from a butter lid or milk bottle and try that.

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    Cut a plastic circle or square from a butter lid or milk bottle and try that.

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    Patterns I've used that called for magnetic snaps instructed to use medium weight interfacing.

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    I used a little scrap of the fusible fleece about 1.5 inch square just to give it a little something extra to hold onto - and it's washable and ironable.

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    I put one on a bag I made for my Mom. I had already made her a summer one with a button but she wanted a winter one also. I put a snap on it instead of the button and she didn't like it. She had a hard time getting the bag open. She had to pull hard on both sides to get it to open or put her finger nail inbetween the magnet to open. She said it felt like she was going to rip the bag by tugging so hard.

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    If you have any Tyvek envelopes or other item, you can cut your circle from them, they are perfect for this...strong, lightweight and water resistent.

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    I have used plastic mesh (sold for yarn crafts) with good results. Just trim to size and cut a slot for the little tabs. Waterproof too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mom-6
    If you have any Tyvek envelopes or other item, you can cut your circle from them, they are perfect for this...strong, lightweight and water resistent.
    What are Tyvek envelopes?

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    When putting your snaps on how far down from the top of the bow tucks did you put them?

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    Very helpful instructions. I'm going to bookmark this for when I try my bow tucks pattern. What is Trimtex?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon Holiday
    I use magnetic snaps in all my bags.

    When you open the magnetic snap package there will be both a male and female snap each with 2 prongs on backside, along with 2 small brass circle templates. (The circle “template” shows where the prongs will be and the center dot is where the magnet will be.)

    I always use Trimtex to “anchor” the snaps to the fabric.


    1. Trace 2 circles onto the Trimtex (I use approx. quarter size thread spool).

    2. Center the brass circle template and mark the two slots and circle dot onto the Trimtex... then cut the Trimtex circles out.

    3. Check the alignment of Trimtex circles to ensure the snaps will close easily. Fuse these Trimtex circles to the wrong side of the corresponding pocketbook lining (where you want the snaps to meet).

    4. Use a seam ripper and carefully insert point and rip along the small slot mark (not too much... you just want slot long enough for the prong to fit through).

    5. From the right side of the fabric, insert the prongs into the slots.

    6. Take one of the brass circle templates and slide it over the prongs (sticking out on Trimtex side). Using a hard surface and flat side of closed scissors, carefully fold each prong so they lay snug across the center of the brass circle. And one half of the magnetic is attached.

    Following the same directions, attach the other magnetic snap through the corresponding Trimtex circle.

    Hope these directions are clear enough.

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