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Topic: TUTORIAL: Magnetic Snaps (version 2)  (Read 35224 times)
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« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2007 12:17:12 PM »

sometimes i fold a scrap of fabric two or three thicknesses to pad the snap since they're so strong. i sandwich it all together: snap, outer fabric layer, folded fabric scrap, slotted snap guide, lining fabric layer.

i use a seam ripper to cut the slots - i mark with a pen through the slots of the guide onto my folded fabric scrap and then just slip my seam ripper in on one end of the line and cut through all thicknesses to the other end of the line. i do the same on the wrong side of the outer fabric - mark it and cut it with my seam ripper. then, i push the snap tabs through the outer fabric and the folded scrap, through the guide and then fold them out. the folded scrap seems to cushion the tabs enough that they don't wear through, and it also lends strength to the area where the snap is - those snaps are sometimes herculean!
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« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2008 10:14:37 AM »

Good tips, I use cut up plastic milk carton for extra stability. I round the corners of the plastic and cut the holes out with and exacto. Makes a really strong base for the snaps.


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« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2008 09:15:59 PM »

This is great advice, the thick interfacing, the milk cartons and folding the prongs inward.  I've always had so much trouble getting my snaps to not rip my fabric or not be strong enough to withstand opening and closing.  Thanks!

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« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2008 05:08:45 PM »

Great information - I have been struggling marking where to cut slots - duh - using the back clasp - BRILLIANT - much easier than inking the prongs forcing into the fabric and then cutting - thanks
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2009 12:51:28 PM »

I recently installed magnetic snaps in a purse and it was such a headache!  It turned out perfect, but I wish I had seen this tute first! 

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« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2009 02:41:50 PM »

I can see the images just fine (and the tutorial is good), but if folks are still struggling, I have a step by step photo tutorial on this same thing at my blog post right now, embedded in my "Big Sister Bag Tutorial", since I used a magnetic closure for this purse.


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