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« on: January 20, 2007 10:56:37 PM »

I am making purses similar to this one (for my flower girl) for my bridesmaids.  I have all the pieces cut and ready to go, but I need to put closures on these, and I do not want to do zippers.  The outer fabric is black satin-y acrylic and the lining is sparkly red acetate - they will have short black handles from the same black fabric, and I have embroidered initials on the front panels.  Any ideas for a simple closure would be much appreciated!!

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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2007 07:56:27 AM »

Magnetic snaps are my fave!  They're maybe a touch pricey, running at about three to four dollars a pop, but they just look so professional.  And you don't need extra hardware or anything to put them in, they're super easy!  Just follow the directions on the back.  Make sure you remember to put in a piece of cardboard, like the directions recommend, though!
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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2007 09:17:47 AM »

That's a great idea! I bet that would be handy for the carrier, too. Thanks for the suggestion!
 My only worry is that even with cardboard, the acetate lining won't hold up to the snap -- it is "reinfored" with stabilizer, but still pretty thin.  I've never installed one of these before - In your experience, do you think it would work?

Here's a pic of the nearly-finished product.  The outer fabric and lining are not together yet (because of the closure).  This one will be my sister's. 


(Sorry for the bad pic, but it's actually quite cute "in-person".  I made her monogram a little bit "metal" to suit her personality, and the embroidery is black satin-stitch lined with a single strand of silver.)
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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2007 02:27:42 PM »

Well... you could iron on a little bit of interfacing to the lining, where you're planning to put the snap.  Maybe?...
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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2007 04:54:32 PM »

Cool. I will give it a try and post the results. Thanks for the response! :-)

Update:  I just read some advice online, and some people use plastic canvas to install these snaps!  I think that just might reinforce the fabric enough while still being lightweight. Will try it this week!
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« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2007 05:17:09 AM »

heey, that's a really good idea!  I like it!
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« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2007 04:17:51 PM »

I did it! The magnetic snaps worked great, and they were only $1.50 apiece.  I used the plastic canvas (at a whopping 29 cents a sheet), and sewed in buttonholes to fit the prongs on the magnetic snaps.  No tearing or fraying so far, nor any sign of it in the near future!  I know the pics are bad, but trust me, looks great in person.  Thanks for all the help!


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« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2007 05:10:59 PM »

Yay!  I'm glad I could help.  Grin
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