Snappy Bags

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Snappy Bags are perfect for keeping little hands busy (they take a while for them to get open) or to hold the small items hanging out at the bottom of your purse. They use pieces of tape measure in the top to "snap" closed when you let go, so they automatically stay closed! So tricky. To make some Snappy Bags of your own you will need, fabric (scrap or fat quarters work great), a tape measure (my husband freely handed over a broken one), and decorative trim if you so desire. First, cut two pieces of fabric to be the same size. I found that 6"x12" was a good size (but you can make them to fit anything!). And place them right sides together. Then sew the ends with a 1/4" seam. Next, flip it so the right sides are out. Press with an iron. Here's the trickiest part. Take a screw driver and remove the screws from the back of the tape measure and remove the back-but be careful, the tape might go crazy once it is let free. Using bad scissors (they'll never be the same after … [Read more...]