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Topic: Peekaboo Zipper Pillow w/ fabric insets ... photos & tutorial  (Read 50681 times)
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« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2004 07:56:34 AM »

What a GREAT idea!  I wonder would this be appropriate for a toddler to play with?  Sorta like those "activity" books with button this, zip that, etc?  You could even put wacky fabrics (animals, cartoons, extremely fuzzy) behind the zippers as a sort of peek-a-boo game!

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« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2004 02:17:50 PM »

What a GREAT idea!  I wonder would this be appropriate for a toddler to play with?  Sorta like those "activity" books with button this, zip that, etc?  You could even put wacky fabrics (animals, cartoons, extremely fuzzy) behind the zippers as a sort of peek-a-boo game!

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That would be fun! Maybe even mixing it up ... using some zipping compartments, buttons, ties, flaps, snaps ... with toddler friendly stuff inside ... OR maybe even adult content for naughty grownups to play with. Wink

Thanks for all the nice comments!! (made me feel really good!) Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2004 03:40:30 PM »

so eclecticly beautiful. simply inspiring. great job.
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« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2004 11:14:47 PM »

wont the zippers leave marks on one's face if they plopped on it for a nap?  Cry
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« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2004 05:11:57 AM »

*laughing* ... I'll get back to you on that one obscure.
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« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2004 09:28:53 PM »

wow!  I'm so impressed, truly.  What a totally original idea--I absolutely love it .  Great job and great tutorial!
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« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2004 04:02:42 PM »

Variation on a theme ...


Since I liked the way the back looked I decided to make a pillow ... headed in this direction.


Instead of sewing zippers to fabric, I started to make some strips but just backing them in tape and zigzagging along the edges.  I used some paper tape I had handy.  Some nice linen tape would also work for this (nothing too slippery though).  I ended up cutting 2 dozen different strips all the same size (14" x 1").



But then I decided to weave it instead of just using the strips side by side.  I used pins to keep my woven strips in place ...



Then sewed all around to keep the woven square secure ... and also zigzagging up and down each row to make it strong and keep the fabric strip edges from fraying ...


A view from the back ... showing what the tape on back looked like after the sewing up and down all the rows ...


Trimming to a square ...



I finished the pillow off the same way as the zipper pillow above ... but I also backed the front part with an extra piece of fabric so the stuffing wouldn't come through any little holes in the front.  The finished product.



Looking around to see what else I can use to make a pillow ...

Thanks again for all the encouragement. Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2004 04:06:05 PM »

Soooooooooooo fabulous!!! Shocked
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« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2004 06:38:30 PM »

This is CRAZY:

I just made a lunch bag out of zippers/very similar concept--but each of the zippers is attached to a 1 and 1/2 inch strip of fabric (between each zipper) and every zipper opens into the purse.

I'm so excited someone else has done similar things!  I'll get my photos up soon.

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« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2004 06:48:57 PM »

Garbage Collector: love the pillows especially the woven one. i've been wanting to try that with ribbons but now that i saw yours i think my pillow will be taking another direction

thanks for the inspiration  Cheesy
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