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« on: November 20, 2007 02:19:52 PM »

I'm making a little snap wallet, and I'm all done making the wallet.  I just bought the snaps, but they have things sticking out of the end of the magnets, and I have no idea what to do with them!  I don't know if I'm supposed to sew them, or what.  Thanks for reading!

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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2007 02:31:40 PM »

push the prongs through he fabric and clamp them over the flat disk with the two holes.

here is a picture... does that make sense?
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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2007 02:32:31 PM »

oh, and where did you get these?? i need some for a few projects im doing. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2007 02:36:52 PM »

you can buy them at hobby lobby or any shoe/purse repair shop.

depending on how strong they are, you might want to put some plastic/vinyl behind the fabric before you put backs on.  i put some in a purse of mine and it eventually ripped the fabric.
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« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2007 02:42:28 PM »

you can buy them at hobby lobby or any shoe/purse repair shop.

depending on how strong they are, you might want to put some plastic/vinyl behind the fabric before you put backs on.  i put some in a purse of mine and it eventually ripped the fabric.

I was going to say the same thing.  I have used the plastic needlepoint canvas for this as well, although it isn't very discreet if you are using a thin fabric.  I find that it makes opening and closing the snap easier. 
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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2007 05:26:48 PM »

Should I install the magnetic snaps before I sew the lining and outside together?  Because it's kind of hard to get under the lining to get the snaps to clamp, if you know what I mean.  Next time I guess I'll use vinyl behind the outside fabric.  Thanks for the help, guys!  I just couldn't believe the package I got didn't give any instructions on installing them.  Oh, I got mine at Jo-Ann, where I work.
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« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2007 05:33:26 PM »

yea, i was frustrated that the JoAnn's brand didnt have instructions....but really they were easy to figure out

and they DEFINTIELY need interfacing if you dont want them to rip out, and also, make *small* holes and pierce through them, or you will regret it
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« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2007 06:37:36 PM »

definitely install the snaps before you put the lining and outside together, just make sure they line up correctly and that you have enough space to sew around it.
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« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2007 08:23:11 PM »

Thanks for the hint about interfacing behind the snaps. I just put some on and I noticed how heavy they were compared to my thin fabric.
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