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« on: April 29, 2005 04:15:50 PM »

While this may be old-hat to a lot of people, it may be useful for anyone who isn't entirely comfortable with how to add in magnetic snaps.

When I first started, I didn't have a clue on how to install them, and my first few purses suffered..  The instructions I found didn't seem to make sense.

Finally, I figured out a way to attach them with just the snap (and not the frame) showing. Hopefully doing it this way will help prevent fabric rips from those super strong magnets.   
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Lots of people have asked where to get the snaps..
Jo-Ann Fabrics, Hancock Fabrics, Wal-Mart, are some of the places that you can perhaps find within driving distance.
I bought a whole bunch from http://www.sarah1980.com. The price was very good, and the service and shipping are great.
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Sheila B.
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2005 04:24:20 PM »

Thank you very much.  This is timely for me since I was planning on putting on in a bag I am sewing now.  The only problem is I can't find any.  Do you have any tips on where to get them?
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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2005 04:32:27 PM »

the only store i've ever seen them in was hobby lobby, but they were $4 a snap.  they have them on ebay for much cheaper.

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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2005 11:46:22 PM »

You can do that in a way in which you have no seam... and also it's a good idea to put cardboard between the frame and the snap so that the frame doesn't shred the fabric over time.
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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2005 08:13:57 PM »

The Handcock fabric's near me has them for $.99 a piece. You can also take them out of old purses you don't use any more or thirft store purses.

I use plastic between mine (like the kind used for cross-stitch- it can be purchased at Michaels for $.30 for a huge sheet).
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« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2005 05:32:08 AM »

Thank you!
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« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2005 06:34:35 AM »

No problem!! Good luck!!
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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2005 08:03:29 AM »

awesome - i've been holding off on these bad boys until i was sure of the best way to put them in
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« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2005 02:02:23 PM »

hot , now I just need to find out where to get them... Undecided
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« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2005 02:55:19 PM »

I got my magnetic snaps at joanns...um, 1.50 i think for big ones, 99 cents for a small. 

And I just wanted to mention that I put a square of plastic canvas behind my snaps, instead of the square of fabric.  Buckram mite also work well, if the fabric is thinner
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