How to Sew a Magnetic Snap into a Purse Pattern?

How to Sew a Magnetic Snap into a Purse Pattern?

A magnetic snap is a piece of handbag hardware that is used typically as a closure at top of the purse, bag, or tote, or to secure a fold-over flap to the front of the bag. Magnetic snaps, also known as magnetic button closures, are your favourite sort of bag hardware since they are inexpensive, easy to find, and simple to install.

Magnetic Snaps: How to Use Them

What exactly are magnetic snaps?

They are available in a variety of metallic colours, including gold, silver, brass, and antique brass. The most typical shape is round, although I've also seen rectangular and square ones. Magnetic snaps are available in sizes ranging from 10mm to 18mm (normally they are measured in millimetres rather than inches).

Magnetic snaps happen to be an invisible closing that might get used on clutches, purses and bags. The snap's two sides are magnetic, making it easy to open and close with no effort.

Tools required

Magnetic snaps can be found on magnet snap factory, and at local craft stores. They are available in a variety of metal finishes, such as gold, silver, or brass.


  • A piece of thick fusible interfacing (about 34 inch (2cm) square)
  • Optional – fray prevention solution
  • Exacto knife, seam ripper, or little sharp scissors
  • Instructions for using magnetic snaps

So, how do you make use of magnetic snaps?

Step 1 is to separate

First, cut your magnetic snap into four pieces. You'll notice a male, female, and two round washer discs with holes. The masculine part of a purse is usually on the flap, and the female part is on the body.

Before you begin, make sure you have cut out your bag parts and inserted any interfacing suggested in the design.

Step 2: Reiterate

If your piece still feels a little thin, iron a scrap of moving interfacing on the wrong side of the cloth in the position you want the magnet to be. When you've finished your bag, you don't want to feel the magnet's legs through the cloth.

If you don't have fusible fleece interfacing or it's not thick enough, use a piece of felt instead. Pins can be used to secure it. The felt piece will not move after the snap is attached. For leather or vinyl purses, a dab of adhesive helps keep the felt in place.

Step 5: Marking is the third step.

Place the circular disc on the correct side of the cloth in the position you want the magnet to be and mark the rectangle lines on either side.

Cut along your marked lines using a seam ripper, knife, or sharp scissors. Make an effort not to overcut. The fusible interfacing normally prevents fraying, but if you have a fraying fabric, you could apply a couple of drops of Fray Stop to each cut.

Step 4: Reintroduce

Push the legs of one magnet through the perforations on the right side of the fabric. If your fabric still feels a little thin, add a piece of fabric or more interfacing to increase thickness.

Put the disc through the legs at the back.

Extend the legs to the side. This requires strong fingers! If you're going to be applying a few magnets, you should use pliers to avoid hurting fingers.

Gently flatten the legs with your hammer. This will make your magnet sit flatter, resulting in a prettier finished product.