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    Senior Member Michellesews's Avatar
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    Click it bags!

    Click It Bag
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    One outside piece, size of your choice. Fuse with lightweight interfacing.
    One lining fabric, same size as outside fabric EXCEPT…2-1/2 inches longer (for ” wide tape measure) or 2-3/4 inches longer for 1 inch wide tape measure. Fuse batting to this piece, or use spray baste and stick batting to it.

    Construction
    1. Draw a line on the right side of the outside fabric ” down from each short, opposite end.
    2. Add pull tabs and embellishments at this time, tabs are prairie points using 3-1/2” or 4-1/4” squares. I used a 4-1/2” square in the middle and 3-1/2 inch square on sides.
    3. Place cut, short edge of lining fabric right up against the drawn, ” line, with right sides together on each end. Stitch a ” seam (you will be stitching on the lining and batting). Turn this tube-like shape you just made right side out and press, making sure equal amounts of lining fabric shows at each end, as this area is the cuff area which the tape measure is going to feed through. Now stitch in the ditch along the seam between the outside fabric and lining fabric and prairie points, if you used them, making the channel for the tape measure.
    4. With right sides together stitch one side with a ” seam. Overcast or zig-zag the seam.
    5. Cut the metal tape measure on only one end, rounding corners and putting painters tape around the end, force into the channel, NUMBERS ON MEASURE FACING OUTSIDE OF BAG. Once it is in as far as it will go, make a mark right at the raw edge of the opening on the tape measure itself. Now back the tape measure back out approximately ” and cut. Round this end off and put tape on it, poke it back in as far as it will go. You should have about 3/8” empty space between the tape measure and the end of your bag in which to put your final seam. Do the other side. Stitch up the last side of the bag being very careful not to hit the tape measure with your needle. Zig zag, trim and CLICK TI!!!

    EXTRAS: To put a bottom in your bag, after sewing each side seam, fold the bottom and for a triangle at each corner and stitch straight across. If you plan to put bottoms in your bags, cut your fabric about 3” longer at the start, than you would for a flat bag.

    POCKETS: If you want inside pockets, at the beginning, take your lining piece and fold it in half, finding the bottom and top of bag and sew a pocket on one for both sides, making the pocket double thickness for wearability.

    Note: When you buy the tape measure or steal it from your husband, pull the entire length out and cut it, fold it up to have. I did not do this, I cut a piece off and of course the rest snapped up inside the case. I had to take a hammer and beat the case apart to retrieve the rest of the tape measure. I was glad I was alone .
    You can make these bags any size with a little adjustment. Once you get the hang of how they go together, the sky is the limit!
    Have fun!!!

    If you have any questions, or get stuck…just send me a PM…I’ll unstick ya!

    Michelle Guadarrama
    Last edited by QuiltnNan; 08-26-2012 at 08:54 AM. Reason: remove PII
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    Hello again. I forgot to tell you, if the top of your bag is longer than 10 inches, use two pieces of metal tape measure in each channel for a stronger CLICK! You can also put straps on it...and so forth. Once you make ONE you will have it down. Enjoy!
    Michelle Guadarrama

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    Thanks! do you have a picture?
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    i would like to see a picture of each step if possible. it would be so helpful.

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    I get the tape measures at the Dollar Store; can't beat the price.
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    Picture is worth a thousand words, I need a visual

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    I have made a couple of these, and even tho I put Duct tape over the whole piece of tape measure --it still cut - wore threw the fabric. I don't think it is worth the effort.

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    It be wonderful to see finish product. :-)

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    There's a pattern that's been out for a while called " Snap Happy" by Stichin' Sisters that will tell you how to do it. At our shop , we all just got hooked on these, making them from plain or pieced fabric - and even embroidery.

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    I bought a kit for this from LQS and then found the tape measures at local hardware store for only $2. Have made a bunch since. Really cute.
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    Made a few, didn't line them though, i love them

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    I have made several, rounded the edges of the measureing tape and covered with duct tape and have not had any wearing through. I made these at least a year ago and still no issues.

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    Sorry, but i need a visual aid!

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    I found a picture of a clickit with a search

    I did a search and found this for a click it bag.

    http://www.robinquiltsetc.com/clickitbag.html
    Last edited by QuiltnNan; 08-27-2012 at 02:28 PM. Reason: replace copyright image with link

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    I found this quick, free, 1 page instructions for the click-it bag.

    http://sewnathome.files.wordpress.co...tructions1.pdf

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    I'm going to try this!! Thanks for sharing!!
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    i also would like step by step pics if possible..as i'm a visual learner...

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    Thanks for the tute. I was planning on making some and then misplaced my tape measure. I found it the other day so maybe I can get em done now.

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    Thank you Michellesews. This is a great tute, very clear. I've made one and they are so easy.
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    Sorry, my camera is not working...but if you take this, one step at a time, you should be okay. sorry I cannot provide visuals...
    Michelle Guadarrama

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    Looks fun, quick and pretty easy to do ! Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePassion View Post
    I have made a couple of these, and even tho I put Duct tape over the whole piece of tape measure --it still cut - wore threw the fabric. I don't think it is worth the effort.
    I've used the one in my purse for over a year and it hasn't worn through. So sorry. I think they're great fun and endless possibilities of fabric styles. They were our most popular item at our auction last year and went for $$.

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    There is a tut with pics and instructions right here on our board..

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/links-r...gs-t72159.html

    and there are tons and tons of other tutorials if you google "snap bag tutorial"...even a bunch of you tube videos..
    I am going to put this on my to-do list!

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    Thank you Michelle and all others who helped with showing the visuals I love this tutorial!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltmom04 View Post
    There's a pattern that's been out for a while called " Snap Happy" by Stichin' Sisters that will tell you how to do it. At our shop , we all just got hooked on these, making them from plain or pieced fabric - and even embroidery.
    Yes there is a pattern for these. It's a shame that someone spent time to figure out a way to do something, drew up the pattern, spent money to publish the pattern and then someone just posts it for everyone to COPY without even crediting the designer.

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