I finally finished my Sew Together Bag. I previously wrote about how I started it but didn’t get it finished, and then Crafters’ ADD kicked in and I started and finished several other projects before coming back to it. I made two noteworthy changes: I used a longer outer zipper and I added Kam Snaps. I made the binding on the handles longer to accommodate the longer zipper. The snaps served two purposes: first, when the handles are unsnapped, the front can lay down flat and I can put a pin cushion, scissors, an awl and other supplies there. I like having a place to put those things, otherwise I set them somewhere weird and have to grope around my machine to find them. The snaps also gave me some options with the handle. I can snap it to the sides, like the pattern shows, or snap it above the bag. I love the versatility snaps can give a project. Full disclosure: I look for excuses to put snaps on stuff. This is a conversation that often happens in my house:
Me: “You know what this needs?”
My Husband: “A snap.”
When I posted about a Hand Sanitizer Holder I made for Cora, obviously including a snap, I got a request for a video tutorial. It took me a little while to find the time, but here it is:
I put snaps on pot holders so that I could snap them over the handle on the oven. And I made my babies’ newborn cloth diapers, complete with snaps. And I made my big kids these toys, called Snapazoos. They can snap into all different animal shapes.
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