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kmsmaverick
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2006 07:52:26 AM »

one of my favorite closures i ripped off a target design. the bag was a basic bucket tote, but there were braided cords to tie at the center of the opening. i incorporated a ribbon type of tie along the same idea.


i like this closure, because it's a bit more secure, but it also is part of the design.
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« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2006 06:06:35 AM »

that's the kind of closure's I do on my bags too, only I crochet the cords or use satin ribbon.  It's easy, inexpensive and it looks super cute. Most of my totes though, do not have closures and people like them that way!

Magnetic snaps though, by the way, are the coolest thing EVER.
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« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2006 07:00:17 AM »

i dig the magnetic snaps too. i was intimidated by them, then i gave it a go and it was so easy i was embarrased. they really are easy. they make a bag look super professional too.
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« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2006 07:14:39 AM »

You could include an optional flap or strip; for example, sew a strip of material and attach it to either side of the bag with a secure snap on one side and a looser magnetic snap on the other side; if the snaps and things are just on the inside, it won't affect the look of the outside of the bag. My issue with open bags is that if it falls over, all my stuff comes tumbling out.
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« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2006 04:51:27 PM »

kmsmaverick was right!  I added my first magnetic closure to a bag over the weekend and it was SOOOO easy! The ONLY problem I had was I put it a bit too close to the top and now the stitching is beginning to come out where I sewed the lining to the outside. On my next one I'll put the magnetic closure a bit lower.
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« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2006 05:00:49 PM »

As an urban dweller and a daily public-transports user, I have to say that the most important is not the type of closure but how secure it is. An easy-to-glide zipper will make me feel way less safe than a purse with one strategically placed snap and a flap to cover it. Also, I absolutely avoid magnetic clasps because they de-magnetize my bus/metro pass, which is quite inconvenient...
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kmsmaverick
« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2006 04:58:15 AM »

really? that's too bad about the T pass. i don't remember having that difficulty. i used to keep my T pass on my key chain though so it was usually in an outside velcro pocket. that could be why.  I wonder if they mess up credit cards?  but that's true about security; form after function and all that.

most of the decorative closures probably wouldn't pass a public transit test, though i don't know if i'd take my commuting messenger bag on a first date either. hee hee hee.
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« Reply #17 on: May 23, 2006 08:15:16 AM »

the magnetic snaps that I have aren't supposed to de-magnetize anything, but who knows?  The bags I'm making for this fair aren't really commuter bags (I make those too, these are more of the "purse" variety), and probably wouldn't work well for that. 

Thanks for all the thoughts and suggestions, everyone!  I'm so excited...only three weeks away! Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: May 25, 2006 03:43:52 PM »

Okay - another question for you seasoned, constructivly-critical craftsters !!! Smiley

I'm currently planning to have 10-20 of each of these styles (each in different fabric combos)




I'm thinking of adding 5-10 each of these two styles to add a little more variety (the first is a plain tote, the second is a messenger) - would I be going overboard?  This is my first craft fair, and I'd really like to attract a variety of customers, and I have  feeling if I add these that will help.



Again, I humbly submit myself to your thoughts, witticisms, criticisms, and random other words Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2006 07:10:29 PM »

I REALLY like all the pockets in the last one! A place for pens, little note pad, my iPOD, cell phone, and maybe even Palm Pilot! So many things could beep at me from my purse at once and I could find them all quickly and efficiently! Actually, I REALLY just need the Batman utility belt but it would just make me look "hippy" and just wouldn't be very fashionable now would it!?  Wink

I like the orange circle pattern in the lining on one of them too. I'm all about sleek on the outside and covert coolness on the inside!  Bags are more versatile that way. Plus it is like a pleasant surprise everytime you open your bag!

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