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You’re looking forward to sewing a new bag pattern. You can even imagine how wonderful the finished project is going to look, but then you see the hardware requirements.
Push Locks and you get scared …
But there’s no need to pack up your interfacing and fabric scissors Kylie from Handbag Hardware Australia is guest blogging for us today and sharing a brilliant “How to for installing Push Locks”.
Push Locks are also known as Thumb Locks or Tongue Locks.
How to Install Push Locks
Push Lock kit
Sharp ended scissors
Hammer & 2mm hole punch
Phillips Head Screw Driver – small
Step 1: Using the pattern as your placement guide mark the four prongs of the backing plate onto the fabric. Then using your sharp ended scissors or quick unpick cut along these lines to create prong slits.
Step 2: Insert the backing plate prongs through the slits created.
Step 3: Fold the backing plate prongs over the mesh/washer to secure.
Step 4: Place your push lock into position and mark where the screw holes are. Using your 2mm hole punch or sharp point scissors create the holes ready to attach your push lock into place.
Step 5: Using your Phillips Head screwdriver secure the push lock onto the fabric.
Congratulations – you’ve installed your Push Lock!
Keen to try out your new Push Lock skills?
Kylie from Handbag Hardware Australia offers a hardware kit for this pattern that you can find HERE.
And for all your Handbag Hardware needs be sure to visit Kylie at Handbag Hardware Australia.