Make A Snap Closure Case
This snap closure case can be used for your jewelry when you are traveling, or keeping any little things safe. I found the pattern in the book “Sew-It-Yourself Home Accessories” by Cheryl Owen. She made it up as a Key Case, then added two rings on the inside to keep her keys. I knew this was the perfect little snap closure case for an upcoming gift exchange with friends.
Here is how I made these cute little cases, that I filled with buttons for each person for our annual button exchange!
Start by cutting two pieces of fabric from the pattern provided in the book. I used two different blue fabrics for this first one. Interface one of them with a heavier weight interfacing. This is what will give it some body and make it a sturdy little case.
Sew them together, right sides together, leaving a 2″ or bigger opening in one of the longer sides so you can turn it right side out. Trim the corners, and snip the inner corners so it will turn nicely. Turn it right side out and press it well. Press the seam allowance in, where you turned the open seam.
I went ahead and top stitched 1/4″ around the entire case. This closed the opening.
Then, I fold each of the sides together, and sewed a 1/4″ seam for the edges of the case on my sewing machine. Now I have a box with a lid!
I went to the ironing board and pressed each of the bottom edges of the case, and where the top flap is connected. Carefully fold in the sides and press again, making the case flat.
Add a snap closure and you are done! I used a KAMSnaps KX8J Starter Press Kit. It is so easy! I love it! The starter kit comes with a lot of colorful plastic snaps, as well as some metal snaps.
The tool itself can do snaps, rivets and grommets. All you do is poke a hole in the case where you want the bottom (or top) snap, put the pieces through the hole and clamp with the tool. I’ve used other snap tools and they were hard to use, and half the time didn’t work. This was so easy, and I love all of the colors of snaps they carry!
I plan on making a bundle more of these cute little snap closure cases!
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