July 2, 2011

Snap To It With Snap Happy Bags!

Editors Note: This post was published some time ago, but when I went in today and changed the label and hit the publish button it republished it with today's date. Why? I have no clue. Sorry for the repost!

Hello! It has been a while since I have posted, and I have missed my quilting friends! Don't take me wrong, I have visited quilting blogs since my last post, but not as much as I would have liked!  I ran into a quilting friend of mine a while ago and her comment kept running through my head. Her name is Jan and she is one of the contributing authors at this neat blog, What a Load a Scrap . She said, "I wish you would blog again!"  I believe I am finally getting better at organizing my time since starting my new job, so I believe you will be seeing more posts from me!

This is one of my latest projects, Snap Happy bags! They really are a "snap" to make! Sorry, I just couldn't help saying that!
They really are easy and simple to do.You can make them in any size, the pattern gives you three different sizes and gives guidelines on how to make even more sizes.
I think the neatest thing about these bags is that they actually snap shut and you don't have to use snaps or magnets either!  You actually used metal measuring tapes that you can get at any home improvement store, cut them to desired length and insert them into the bags before you sew up the outside edges. The cupped metal measuring tape actually keeps the bags closed, and makes them easy to open too! I just love them.

You want to know something funny? See the two bags in the photos? I gave one to a friend as a gift. She loved it so much I gave her the other one too. Now I don't have any for myself. but you know what...I plan on fixing that really soon and I will show you the results!  Promise!


Janet said...

It's good to see you back! Those bags are fun!

Michelle said...

Good to see you back! I love those snap bags. I have received two as gifts, but haven't made one yet. I do have the pattern though! :)

Charlene said...

I gave it back to you! And I am still waiting for something super special in return! I can't wait! You make the best stuff! :)

Michele Bilyeu said...

Darling bags. I love the variety of the ones you've made...such fun! About blog posting..if you are using the new editor rather than the 'old' it will publish on the new date if under options in edit box's left corner, that is checked and it is usually set to that by default!

Very cute blog. I enjoyed having your comment on mine so I could hop over for a visit and 'get to know you' a bit better :)

Karen said...

I have made two of the snap bags. Such a novel idea to use the metal measuring devices for the "snap".