Step 1: Tools and Supplies
- a pair of small needle nose pliers
- a harp knife
- small pieces of "sew on" interfacing
- a piece of heavy fabric (depending on the project, you could use a piece of plastic or cardboard)
- a magnetic snap (the set comes with four pieces: two circles to help hold the magnets in place and two magnets)
- your sewing project
Step 2: Measure, Mark and Cut
Note: Use a cutting mat or something else while cutting to protect your work table.
While you are at it, also mark and cut similar slits on the pieces of interfacing and heavy fabric which you will be layering later on to affix the snap.
REMEMBER: Always be very careful when using knives!!
Step 3: Insert and Layer
Now that you cut the small slits for the legs of the snap, go ahead and put the magnet through. Turn the fabric around and you will see the legs of the magnet on the other side.
Tip: If you are using the magnetic snap for a lined sewing project (e.g. a bag, a pocket), apply the snap to the lining before attaching the outside layer of fabric.
Once you have turned the fabric around, insert the piece of interfacing, then the piece of heavy fabric. Remember that those two pieces must be longer than the snap. The purpose of adding those two layers is to protect the lining from getting worn and/or cut by the metal legs of the snap and also to add support to the lining.
Step 4: Bend, Tighten and You Are Done!
Note: Make sure that you hold the snap, the lining, and the rest tight so the final result is well affixed. Otherwise, your snap will be loose which could damage your lining.
Once you have tighten the legs of the snap, you are done! Well, actually, you are done with one side. Now do the same on the other side of your project to affix the second half of the magnetic snap.
Now you are totally done! Have fun with magnetic snaps.