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Old 11-16-2007, 10:46 AM   #1
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purse snaps for felted tote
I've been looking online for magnetic purse snaps for my felted tote bag. However, the only ones that I can find are the ones with teeth that you stick through the fabric. I don't think those will work for my bag. Has anyone ever seen magnetic ones that you sew on?
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Old 11-16-2007, 10:53 AM   #2
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This is the type that I have too- are you going to put a lining in it? IF SO, the snaps go in the lining and you don't see them on the outside.
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No, I wasn't going to line it. Sewing on buttons pretty much sums up my sewing expertise.
Oh, well... I'll keep looking. Maybe I'll go to town this weekend and asks the ladies at the YS.
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Since it's felted.. you can SEW A BUTTON ON and cut a slit (careful it's not too big) as a buttonhole.. works fine.. cause the felted material won't unravel.
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Did you already felt it? If not you can just knit another few inches so you can make a flap, fold it over and just slide the magnit in there.
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I use those magnets you poke through and then glue(epoxy glue) on a decorate stone over the poky things after they are bent over the felted yarn.Never had anything fall of yet.That apoxy glue will hold anything together.Adds decoration to the outside of bag too
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Old 11-16-2007, 11:58 AM   #7
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You can always just sew a little square of fabric into the bag for the snaps. One of my books suggests this...can't remember which one.

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Old 11-16-2007, 12:02 PM   #8
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Thanks Momwolf!
That is a terrific idea! Maybe gluing on some wooden buttons would work...
I like the idea of making a button hole too, but I would like for the bag to be easy to open and close.
Thank you all for the ideas. It was keeping me awake last night and I thought, "I'll just ask the KH'ers in the morning...".
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is this the kind you mean...they sew on and are magnetic?!?! I've used them for a purse and they work fine...
http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.j...RODID=prd34419

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Thank you holamiis! I checked my JoAnn's yesterday, but they didn't have the kind you sew on. I'll drive to Dallas this weekend and see if they have them.
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