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How to attach Magnetic Snap Closures

  • Ensure you attach your magnetic snaps before sewing your lining and outer fabrics together.
  • It's a good idea to reinforce the area of fabric (on the wrong side) that you will be attaching the snaps to, with a small square of fusible Interfacing.
  • Mark both the areas where you want to put the snaps, making sure the marks are level and central.
  • Make two very small slits into your markings (a seam ripper is perfect for this job).
  • From the right side of the fabric, push the prongs through the slits.
  • Slip a metal washer over the prongs then, using your thumb, push the prongs away from each other so they are flat.
  • Iron a 2" square of fusible fleece over the prongs, to ensure they won't wear through your fabric.
  • Repeat steps 1-5 with the other half of the snap.

How to attach Bag Feet

  • Ensure you attach your bag feet before sewing your lining and outer fabrics together.
  • Mark each of the 4 areas where you want to place your bag feet (not too close to the ends of the corners, you don't want the feet to be too visible).
  • Make two very small slits into your markings (a seam ripper is perfect for this job).
  • From the right side of the fabric, push the prongs through the slits.
  • Using your thumb, push the prongs away from each other so they are flat.
  • Iron a 2" square of fusible fleece over the prongs, to ensure they won't wear through your fabric.
  • Repeat steps 1-4 with the remaining feet.

How to apply fabric to Purse Frames (which do not have sewing holes).

How to use Internal Flex Frames

See our blog for easy step-by-step instructions with pics and a pattern.