This Handy Snap Bag is Very Versatile

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A “Special Ingredient” Makes It Snap Open and Closed!

This cute little bag has a special feature that’s not apparent at first glance. Pull the triangular tabs and it snaps open. A little pressure and it snaps shut. That makes this clever bag useful for so many things.

Pieces of a metal measuring tape from the hardware store provide the snap action. Once you have those the bag is very easy to construct.

Snap Bag Tutorial

Plus, it can be made in many sizes. Once you see how it goes together you can easily size it up or down.

You also can quilt the layers together or leave them plain, and choose a box bottom so the bag will stand up or leave it flat. Give the bag whatever personality you want through fabric choices.

Snap Bag Tutorial

Bags by Shauna Ligget via Lori Holt.

Cindy Cloward from Riley Blake Designs shows how the bag goes together in the following video. Have a pen and paper ready to write down the cutting dimensions.

Click here to watch the video at YouTube if it doesn’t play on your device.

Dana from Deedle & Thread has written up a tutorial for a similar bag. She goes into more detail about making the box bottom. Be patient as the tutorial can take a bit to load.

Click here for the free “Snap Bag Tutorial”.

Snap Bag Tutorial


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