How to add a magnetic snap to your sewing project

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Magnetic snaps are great closures for wallets, bags, pockets and much more. Here is a quick way (one of the many ways) to affix a magnetic snap to a sewing project.
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Step 1: Tools and supplies

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These are the basic tools and supplies that you will need:

-  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

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Use one of the setting circles to mark where you will be putting the magnetic snap. For this specific project, I marked the fabric one inch from the top edge, then intersected that line right at the middle (measuring from both the left and right edge towards the middle). Once you have your centering mark, use the same marking chalk to mark the spaces through which the legs of the magnet will go. Now cut along those two markings.

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!!
This is a well researched and written post. Very practical and easy to understand. Thanks a lot for sharing.
razorwinged (author)  doreendickens2 years ago
thanks so much!
axxis2 years ago
Some people might still not be aware of these and how simple they are. And you can't sew these in backward like a magnet. Good job!
razorwinged (author)  axxis2 years ago
I agree plus I do like the look of the snaps. Thanks for your comment!
f.a.q.2 years ago
Owesome; well explained and thought. Even a caveman like me got it right the first time with you clear instruction, wow! Please, share more great/useful ideas. Pitirreq.
razorwinged (author)  f.a.q.2 years ago
hahaha! thanks! : )
very nice :)
thanks! : )
I was just wondering how to do this! Nice tutorial!
razorwinged (author)  Jessie Marie2 years ago
thanks! i hope that it helps with your projects.