Made a cute little snap bag...quick and easy. This little guy is called a "snap bag" because the top three quarters of an inch are stiff from a piece of tape measure sewn into the fabric! Very cool. When it opens, the tension in the tape measure makes it want to snap back shut...
I followed this tutorial here...
It is a bit of a tough tutorial, so you ought to have a little sewing know-how before attempting to follow it. Some improvisation may be required.
The bag is much smaller than I originally thought when I saw the picture over at the Tolen Family Fun blog. You can see in the picture below that it is just about the size of my hand - and it is so cute!
It would fit perfectly into a larger purse to hold things like chapstick, gum, lipgloss, makeup - etc. etc. - all those things that can get lost in the bottom of the bag :)
The back is a continuation of the notebook design. You could, of course, stitch any words onto the bag - which makes it so personalized and fun!!
I particularly like this saying...I have a feeling I will be using it for a future project....hmm.... :)
By the way...this is one of many projects I found and pinned on Pinterest!
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