Friday, June 10, 2016

Snap Bags with the Art Sisters

The Art Sisters are gathered together to create 

Snap Bags

We are creating class samples and class kits

Virginia is hosting our Snap Bag sew day...

This is just a portion of the snap bags 

she has made!

These are the snap bag kits 

we put together for our students

The Art Sisters have contributed their personal

surface design fabrics 

to be included in the kits.

Jello Prints, Hand Dyes, Sun Printing, 

Thermofax Printing, Stamping....

A variety of surface design treatments

Kathi creates a snap bag 

from her jello printed ferns

Snap Bag.....Class Samples:

Hand Dyed Fabrics

Jello Printed and Potato Stamped Fabrics

Hand Dyed and Stamped Fabrics

Here is a brief Snap Bag Tutorial:

Snap Bag Kit:

Basted Sandwich of backing, batting and 

hand dyed fabric - 12 x 15 inches

2 narrow strips for casings for metal ruler - 3.25 x 11 inches
lined with fusible interfacing

2 squares for prairie points - 3.25 inches square

The Press makes quick work of 

fusing the sandwich together...

We are using fusible batting.

Machine Quilting the Snap Bag sandwich...

Then trim down to 11 x 14 inches

Stitch the casings to the back side 

of the sandwich

Pinning the prairie points and casing 

to the front side of the bag.

Topstitching the casing to the front side

The casings and prairie points are topstitched 

on both ends of the bag

With right sides together, 

one side of the bag is stitched together.

The metal measure tapes are cut to size

2 @ 10 inches long

Blue Painters tape is wrapped on the ends 

of the tape,

then the tape is inserted into the casings

number side up.

The side of the bag is stitched together

In order to create a flat bottom on the bag,

we are measuring 1 inch at the corners...

A square is cut out from each bottom corner

Looks like Sponge Bob Square Pants:

The bottom cut outs are ready 

to be stitched together...

Pin the edges together...

Stitch the bottom corners together...

Turn it right side out and here is your Snap Bag!

You can watch the video below 

to see this Snap Bag sewn together...enjoy!

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi


  1. What fun bags! And many thanks for the tutorial; these are going on my "To Make" list.

  2. So cute and seemingly simple! I would have never thought to use the measuring tape as a snap thing...Now I know how to recycle all those tapes I have sitting in the shed! Thank you so much for all you do!

  3. super lindo!!!!! gracias por el tutorial!!!!

  4. That is very nice! Thank you for the tutorial! :)

  5. This looks like so much fun, I went and bought a tape measure from the dollar store. Off to play. Thanks!

  6. LuAnn, Neat tutorial. I don't see where the small squares are used. Are they really needed?

    1. The small squares are for the triangles aka prairie points. They are sewn onto the sides of the use them to open the bag up to get inside.