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Topic: Half-Zip (Say What?!) Grosgrain Pouch  (Read 33369 times)
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« Reply #20 on: September 12, 2004 08:35:57 PM »

Aaargh!  My world is crumbling.  I'm so sorry this isn't working for you two.  I used polyester Coats & Clark all-purpose zippers.  Have you tried trimming off a tiny bit of the fabric near the tip you're trying to feed into the pull?  I don't take the pull off.  I cut off the stopper, unzipped the zipper almost all the way, cut off the one side, and after sewing the remaining zipper half to the rectangle, fed the end into the pull.  Push, tug, zip.  Ugh, I feel terrible that this has been frustrating for you!         
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« Reply #21 on: September 12, 2004 10:25:14 PM »

Oh sewer rat it's not your fault!  Grin I still plan on giving it a try, probably with a newer zipper. I have a ton of them i bought a while back so it wasn't a big loss that mine didn't work. i just wanted to send out a word of caution to others to make sure their zipper isn't some strange directional one that will only want to feed one way.  Tongue
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« Reply #22 on: September 12, 2004 10:46:14 PM »

You could even try to feed it on before you sew it into the pouch, for practice!
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« Reply #23 on: September 12, 2004 10:54:59 PM »

i was just going to ask if you had a magical zipper-feeding technique, but i guess the cursing and perseverance i currently use is about as technical as it gets. i can't count the times i've accidentally yanked the pull of a zipper. feeding the toothy tape back through is no fun.

hot little pouch though! this kind of zipper would also be really fun to put all the way around a hood Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: September 12, 2004 11:10:13 PM »

I love, love, love this site and I'm amazed at the talent!  Could one of you younger ones tell me what's hot right now in the way of handbags, etc. I've made alot of Kool-aid purses for my girls but, I need the latest fad. Thanks! Vic
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« Reply #25 on: September 20, 2004 08:33:55 PM »

I made another lined grosgrain ribbon pouch, this time using Dyabolica's excellent lined pouch tutorial and the half-zip technique-- a  Craftster hybrid!



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« Reply #26 on: September 20, 2004 09:29:36 PM »

I think all of your bags are really good looking, I just love them!  I've been wanting to make
one but haven't found a good ribbon selection yet (I'm in a pretty rural area so my resources are
limited).  I prefer the lined ones also, please keep posting pics of any others that you've made.
I'll have to try your zipper method too  Grin
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« Reply #27 on: September 20, 2004 09:44:37 PM »

Thank you, Dalaimama.  The last pouch looks a bit lumpy.  It looks a lot better in person.  I found the ribbon at Nancy's Sewing Basket in beautiful Seattle this weekend.  Here's an on-line purveyor of ribbons-- http://www.hymanhendler.com/.  Good luck and please post any ribbon pouches you make.  I'm wondering if this zipper method is working for anyone else!

(Oops!  I just visited Hyman Hendler & Sons' website and I don't know if you can actually order from it.  Gorgeous stuff though.  Anyone up for a Craftster fieldtrip to the Garment District?)
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« Reply #28 on: September 20, 2004 10:55:02 PM »

I LOVE your zipper method!
I defenitively have to give it a try!
thank you very much!! Kiss
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« Reply #29 on: September 21, 2004 07:32:07 PM »

Sushimifune, please do try this!  I need to know that I'm not living in my own little world, where half zippers can be zipped unto themselves. 

(And I can't wait for your next tute!  I'm going to make some of your rounder roomies for Christmas presents and also offer anyone at work one if he/she donates $100 to Kerry's presidential campaign.) 
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