So what’s the secret to Connie Palmer’s magic-close Snap! N-GoBags? You’re more likely to find it at your local hardware store than in your sewing shop. Connie’s “snap and close” is achieved by using a carpenter’s professional tape measure. The tool’s thin, flexible metal is encased in fabric to create the clever closure.
Connie shares several different Snap!-N-GoBag styles in this video, including e-reader, iPad and cell phone covers; a child’s purse; an eyeglass case; and a large tote. She even recycles a pair of denim jeans, pockets and all, to house a Game Boy, cartridges and a cord! The sewing techniques Connie shares in the construction of these must-make bags include Madeira appliqué, shaped spaghetti bias, paper piecing, mitering ribbon without drawing corner lines and attaching picot-edge, double-fold bias. Covering a round cord for a handle or over-the-shoulder strap is child’s play using Connie’s tutorial on the Fasturn Tube™ and Tiger Eye Tube Guide™.
Snap! N-GoBags are the perfect project for beginner sewing classes since students can select whatever style suits their individual needs. Plus, the bags make lovely gifts. Embroider a monogram or name before construction to give the bag a personal touch – but be prepared…once you give away one, all your friends will be begging for a Snap!-N-GoBag of their own!
You Will Learn About:
- Needed Notions
- Six Different Bags *downloadable PDFs are included for all six bags!*
- Snap! Closures – Quick and Easy
- Embellishing Techniques Include: Madeira Applique, Shaped Spaghetti Bias, Paper Piecing and Mitering Trims
- Handle Construction
- Boxed Bottom Variations
- Adding Tabs and Hardware
- Creating Trims