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magnetic snaps & computerized machines

Lolio | Posted in General Discussion on

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?


  1. suesew | | #1

    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.

    1. sewingkmulkey | | #3

      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

      1. suesew | | #4

        Maybe that's what demagnetized my passport. The airline and custom people are always unhappy with me.

  2. SewTruTerry | | #2

    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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