Hi, Vicky here – Do you love bags as much as I do? I am passionate about bags. I just love how any fabric can be transformed into something new and practical. One of the simplest closures is the magnetic snap – I love them as they secure your bag but are quick to open. Ideal if you are making a bag for anyone with manual dexterity issues.
How to install a magnetic snap
To insert your magnetic snapper you will need:
- Magnetic snap
- Fusible fleece scrap
- Fusible interfacing
- Seam ripper
- Fabric pen or similar (I use a pencil)
The magnetic snap comes in two parts, the male (on the left of the photo) and the female side (on the right-hand side).
Due to wear and tear around the magnetic snap it's a good idea to reinforce the fabric with an extra piece of fusible interfacing first.
Mark the fabric where the prongs of the snap will be pushed through.
Carefully cut these marks using your seam ripper or some very small pointed scissors.
Place the prongs through the fabric. The male snap goes on the tab of your bag, and the female on the body of the bag – unless you want it differently of course.
Place the little metal washer over the prongs. Fold your prongs in as tight as you can to the closure to make sure its tight to the fabric.
Add a small piece of fusible fleece over the back of the magnetic snap. Repeat these steps for the other part.
That's it! Super easy.
What bag will you be making next? Did you have a go at making the fab padded handles? or even the large denim tote? You can use any fabrics – I have made it up in burgundy and pinks from old trousers!