We are getting so close to finishing our totes! Today we'll be adding the closure for our bags (if applicable) and sewing the lining and exterior pieces together.
I get a lot of people asking about the magnetic snap closures that I love to use when making bags. Many people are intimidated by them, but I promise you - they are super easy! Once you've done a couple, you'll be able to insert one in under a minute. Seriously. Let me show you!
The first thing you want to do when inserting a magnetic snap closure is to reinforce the area. I just grab some scraps of interfacing - the fusible fleece works great because it's so thick. I like to cut them into a circle or square about 2" across. Press those to your interior, so that the interfacing is centered about 2" down from the top.