tutorial: how to attach magnetic snaps

This is a supplementary tutorial for my next bag how-to. I figured I should make a separate post for attaching magnetic snaps in order to make the next tutorial manageable, length-wise.

What you need for attaching magnetic snaps:

Magnetic snaps (male, female, and washers) and pieces of interfacing (1 x .75 inch)

Before you attach the magnetic snaps, mark where you want them. Make sure that these marks are perfectly aligned.

1. Take an interfacing piece and pin it on top of one of your marks. Take one washer and trace the prong holes on this interface.

2. Make buttonholes along these prong marks. Cut the middle with a blade.

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3. Insert one half of the magnetic snap through the buttonholes you made. Don’t forget the washer.

4. Bend the prongs outward using pliers.

5. Repeat steps 1 to 4 for the other half of your magnetic snap.

 

PS -

1. Some tutorials will not require using an interfacing or making buttonholes. However, I find that my method gives me peace of mind as far as durability is concerned.

8 thoughts on “tutorial: how to attach magnetic snaps”

  1. Oh, this is fantastic. I’m needing some magnetic snaps for an upcoming project too! This tutorial is so helpful. Do you think these snaps would work easily through paper also (rather than fabric)? Did you get these snaps at the fabric store?

    1. Do you think these snaps would work easily through paper also (rather than fabric)? Did you get these snaps at the fabric store?

      Hmmm I’m not sure about paper. Perhaps if you use very thick ones?
      And yep, I got these from the fabric/sewing store :)

  2. Thank you for the precise tutorial, Meream! This is just what I needed and you make it look so easy to insert the magnets :) Thank you for visiting my tea party :)

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