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    Default Magnetic purse closures cost more than the purse

    So I'm working on duplicating a small wallet with cell phone pocket for a friend. Got the material for pennies - ok - $1.50 for a fat quarter from Hancocks and I'm using less than half of it. But then I tried to buy the magnetic bag closure both from Michaels and Amazon and they cost almost $5.00 each! I guess on a bigger purse it might be worth it but on these little wristlets and wallets the clasp more than doubles the cost. What are my alternatives for an easy closure? Any thoughts? Thanks!

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    Default Re: Magnetic purse closures cost more than the purse

    Velcro, zipper, buttons, snaps????? Nothing is optimal.
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    Default Re: Magnetic purse closures cost more than the purse

    I think I got mine at JoAnn's or Hobby Lobby and they were a package of 4 or 6 and I don't think they were $5 for the package. Looks like they also sell them singly - magnetic snap*: Shop | Joann.com

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    Default Re: Magnetic purse closures cost more than the purse

    I bought some on etsy under supplies. I don't remember them being expensive.



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    Default Re: Magnetic purse closures cost more than the purse

    I would get the large sew on snaps. You can get them at Joann's and they are often on sale or use a coupon. Dritz® Sew-On Snaps - Size 10 4/Pkg & snaps, hooks & eyelets at Joann.com. They are $5.49 but you get 4 sets!
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    Default Re: Magnetic purse closures cost more than the purse

    I either use sew in snaps like what was mentioned or velcro. If you are making wallets, I have been told if you plan on putting credit cards in them you should not use magnetic snaps. I do use magnetic snaps for purses. I get them on sale or with a coupon at Joanns.

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    Default Re: Magnetic purse closures cost more than the purse

    Most of my bags have a loop and button closure.
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    Default Re: Magnetic purse closures cost more than the purse

    I bought some magnetic strip and cut it into a circle, the size that I wanted. Then when I put it in, I just sewed around it so it would stay in place. This way I have plenty of the strip left for other projects.

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    I buy my magnetic closures at Joanns, but not in the sewing/button section. Look around and over behind the craft section, there is a row or two for making purses and the supplies needed. I but those, a two back for $1.98. Much cheaper than the ones in sewing notions, and they come in a variety of colors too!
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    Default Re: Magnetic purse closures cost more than the purse

    I was afraid of what the magnet would do to my smart phone. Do magnets affect them like they do computers?
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