Snap-Close Bag Tutorial
November, 2018 update: I am sorry to report that the Deedle & Thread website isn’t operational any longer. Here is a link to another, similar bag using a tape measure. I apologize for the inconvenience. Sweet P snap bag February, 2019: the website works again! So pick your favorite tutorial.
Dana from Deedle & Thread created a tutorial for the cutest little snap-close bag using a metal tape measure. Carol M. if you are seeing this – this tutorial is for you because I know you have a ton of metal tape measures to use up. They were purchased on sale, for bags . . . and I think they have not yet made it past the purchase stage.
I think Dana did a fabulous job on these. They are a nice size – 8″ x 6″ and about 2″ wide. On one of the quilting boards I participate in a lady was making a bunch of these for their local woman’s shelter for them to keep makeup, etc. in – which I think is a great idea. Dana has made a step-by-step tutorial, and I especially want to point out this one step that she learned the hard way:
That tip is to round off the tape measure ends and then cover them with duck tape or some other heavy-duty tape that will help save your fabric from being ripped up. She said eventually the metal tape measure would work its way through the fabric and make a hole.
I though the addition of the prairie points on each side to pull open the snap-close bag is a great idea. They not only look cute but they are very functional as well. You know these are going on my to-be-made-SOONer-than-later list! What do you think?