TURN LOCK

bag closure

A turn lock is a very elegant and secure closure, mostly used for bags with a flap. They come in various sizes and shapes: round, rectangular, elongated, …

The bottom part of turn locks (the part actually making the whole) are usually installed using one out of the following three mechanisms: using prongs, using screws, or ‘push-together’.

It is also referred to as: twist lock 

HOW TO INSTALL A FORCE FIT TURN LOCK

Your bag is almost finished. All that remains is to cut a hole in the beautifully finished flap to add a clasp. Does that make your hands clammy?

Fear not, because with this “force fit” twist lock, you can’t miss! The bottom part of this closure, unlike most others, doesn’t use screws (where you have to cut away extra fabric to make room for the screws).

The lock is designed so that the top and bottom will clamp together by tapping them firmly with a hammer (use a rubber hammer and protect your buckle from scratches with a piece of (faux) leather). Make sure there is enough “padding” between the layers to completely fill the space between the top and bottom.