Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Mystery Purse Day 3

Today you will need both of your 6" x 7" flap pieces, and your Magnetic snap.
If you've put a snap in before, today's assignment will be easy peasy!!
Step 1- Match up your flap pieces with right sides of fabric facing each other. Sew around 3 of the side, 1/2" seam allowance, leaving one short side open.

Step 2- Clip the corners off close to the stitching line.
Step 3- We are going to set the "male" side of the snap into the end of the flap.
Measure down 1 and 1/2" from the top edge. Center the washer below that, and mark openings with a pencil.

Step 4- Cut on lines through only one flap thickness. The easiest way to do this is using you seam ripper, but you can do it with your scissors.

Step 5- Put the snap inside the flap, and thread the posts through the slits.

Step 6- Put the washer over the posts.

Step 7- Fold posts to each side. If you can't do this with your fingers use the side of a spoon. I guess you could use an actual tool from the tool box, but I prefer to do it the quick and easy way.

Step 8- Turn your flap right side out. Poke your corners out so that it is nice and square.

Step 9- Press the edges of the flap flat.

Step 10- Top stitch the sewn edges. I like to stitch at 1/8", and 1/4".

You are done for today!!! Look at that adorable little snap-flap that you made!



Pinktulip said...

You are up early, or is it late? I have ironed my fabric last night and plan to catch up later today after work. This is really exciting!

Angela said...

Thanks for dropping by. I appreciate the prayers for my family.

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

I am going to do the mystery purse sew behind. *lol*

Your tutorials are so easy to follow!!

And I am loving the new header.

shaina said...

So we are only doing one side of the snap? And it's inside. You can't even see it? I'm a loser. I don't understand.

Erika said...

Jana this is so fun I just finish the work for today and I am loving the way my mystery purse is looking
Can't wait for the next days

Pinktulip said...

I am still on Day 1 of the Mystery Purse - I have just completed cutting it out and am busy ironing on interfacing. This bag is HUGE! You can smuggle people in it! I have made many bags and this bag is still a "mystery" to me even after cutting out the pattern pieces! Exciting stuff!

Anonymous said...

I am just super curious as to how many days until we will have a completed bag. This is giving me something to look forward to each day, I am having a blast! Thanks!

Brianne said...

I am so excited that there's a magnetic snap on this purse. I love magnetic snaps but this is the first time I've put one in myself. I've had a crazy day, so thanks for making today a quick one :-). I can't wait to see the finished product!

Jessica G. said...

You are so completely awesome for doing this...my lonely sewing machine will thank you!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I've been afraid of putting this hardware in bags because I wasn't sure about it. Thanks for the tutorial.