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« on: March 22, 2007 05:18:14 PM »

I'm making my little brother a bag for his birthday, and I've decided to go for a messenger type bag that he can use for school.

Ideally, I'd like to use a magnetic snap of some kind (or possibly hidden magnetic strips), but I'm a little unsure of how much having a magnet in his bag could effect anything electronical, like his calculator, or mobile phone.

or does anyone have any better ideas on fastenings for a messenger bag? does it even have to have a fastening?

cheers for any help Cheesy

« Last Edit: March 22, 2007 05:20:06 PM by april_cocaine » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2007 09:24:12 PM »

Hi April...Nice of you to make that bag for your brother.  I can understand your concern about the magnetic snaps, although I'm not sure of how it would affect phones, calcs, etc.  How 'bout using velcro?  There is "sew in" and "iron on" available.  Either of these would do the job.

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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2007 10:02:39 AM »

yeah - velcro would be good. what didn't i think of that? thanks!

« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2007 01:43:38 AM »

I totally had the exact same question (wow, I just typed magnetic snaps into the search box and there you were asking just my question!)
Does anyone know if the magnets are strong enoguh to be a disturbance? I know velcro is an alternative, but I am making this neat little bag all out of untreated canvas-type material, and a strip of black velcro in the middle would really ruin the look--snaps are more discreet. 

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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2007 02:42:09 PM »

I had to go with white velcro in the end - and it's on tartan fabric and some natural coloured canvas. It doesn't look too bad on the canvas at all.
I'm almost done with it - just need to finish the seams etc.

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« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2007 09:19:59 PM »

I have used magnet snaps with no issue to my 2 cell phones (yes, I have to carry 2), iPod, Palm Pilot or my military ID that has a computer chip.

Of course, I don't purposely rub any of these items on the magnet excessively when I pop them into my purse.  Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2007 11:10:44 AM »

I've never had a problem with magnetic snaps and electronics.  I do use snaps in my wallets because of the credit card issue but never in bags.

« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2007 04:37:31 PM »

A lot of commercially available cell phone holders have magnetic closures, and while it did strile me as weird, too, it doesn't seem to cause anyone any problems.
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2007 12:50:37 PM »

I think it was also depend on the strength of the magnet.  I don't know if I would use a lot of them, but one shouldn't make too much of a difference.

« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2007 01:20:12 PM »

Anyone know where to find hidden magnetic snaps? The kind that go between layers of fabric? Like on diaper bags and such? Would love to try some.

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