magnetic snaps & computerized machines
Has anyone used the magnetic snaps so popular now on handbags? As I was placing them on the lining of my project I suddenly realized this could be a problem when I take this back to my computerized sewing machine! I have always heard to keep magnetic notions away from computers and computerized machines. I am a long time professional sewer and am surprised I have never read about this. Does anyone out there use these with their comp. machine? Is it o.k?
A few years ago we used to hear alot about keeping magnetic pin cushions away from our machines. But I have never heard of anyone actually hurting their machine because of them. I can't imagine a small snap would be a problem.
Well, suesew, I did ruin the motor on my lovely Pfaff about 10 years ago by using a magnetic pin cushion placed next to it. I replaced the motor, threw away the pin cushion far away, and have a happy Pfaff.
Concerning the small magnets used on purses - I had one on a purse I took on a cruise and it de-magnetized my room key.
Maybe it's my magnetic personality but I stay clear of magnets...:-)!
Karen in Houston
Maybe that's what demagnetized my passport. The airline and custom people are always unhappy with me.
It should be ok to use the snaps on the purse as you are doing. However if you have a machine that has a touch pad type machine avoid getting it near that end as that is the area that will be greatly affected. If you have however a "computerized" machine that is one that you press buttons to change stitches you should be ok but never over do it.
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