View Full Version : Where would you buy snaps for a felted bag?

01-13-2006, 06:55 PM
I'm making a felted bag. It's my first felting project. It's "Meema's Bag" from the original Stitch n' Bitch book.

Where would you buy large snaps to put on a felted bag and how do you get them on there anyways?


01-13-2006, 07:19 PM

I'm not sure if this is what you had in mind, but it's a start.

If you Google sew-on snaps, lots of places come up. I'd imagine that someplace like Joann's--any fabric store, really--would carry sew on ones.

01-13-2006, 08:40 PM
i got them at Joann's....or Hancocks..one of those. I would say though, the magnetic closure i got for one bag was so strong that i had to use my fingernails to pry them apart. otherwise it would have ripped out my lining. :rollseyes:

01-13-2006, 09:03 PM
BTW Brenda--LOVE the Hobbes!

01-14-2006, 09:49 PM
Thanks Ingrid. I'll check those out.

If I get sew-on snaps, um, duh, but how do I sew those on? After felting? Would I sew with thread or yarn?

TIA again,

01-14-2006, 09:51 PM
I would do it after felting, just in case they didn't line up properly. I think what you sew them up with is optional, though. It really depends on how big the holes in the snap rim are.

Jan in CA
01-14-2006, 11:29 PM
I've never sewn on snaps, but when I sewed on the handles to my felted bag I used clear thread.

01-15-2006, 12:24 AM
My lys sells the magnetic closure, so you may want to check your lys. I bought a bag from a garage sale for $1 ---& cut the snap out. (not hard to get out and easy as pie to reuse.)


01-16-2006, 05:38 PM
Thanks, all. That's very helpful.