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Topic: Half-Zip (Say What?!) Grosgrain Pouch  (Read 34169 times)
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« Reply #30 on: October 13, 2005 12:11:22 PM »

Love the half-zip idea!  I made a little lined card-holder with it.  Thanks!

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« Reply #31 on: October 13, 2005 12:17:15 PM »

This is really interesting.  I don't like working with zippers but I might have to try this out Smiley  Thanks for sharing your project Smiley
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« Reply #32 on: October 14, 2005 06:44:07 AM »

That is a great idea! J Caroline Creative also has lots of grosgrain ribbon: www.jcarolinecreative.com
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« Reply #33 on: November 16, 2005 01:36:22 AM »

KEWL! Wink
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« Reply #34 on: November 16, 2005 08:49:40 PM »

oh wow!
That is really neat!
Zippers scare me.. the few times I tried to put zippers in things, I messed them up.. I may have to try this though.. looks a lot easier.
Thanks for the tutorial! ^_^
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« Reply #35 on: December 20, 2005 11:02:07 AM »

it took me twenty minutes to figure out, but i finally got the half zipper to zip on itself!
once you figure it out it's easy. Thank you for the tute!
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« Reply #36 on: December 22, 2005 07:05:51 AM »

this is awesome!! luvly cutey pouches. i have a bag with this half zipper but never thought of giving it a try. thanks a ton for sharing it and the tut is way too easy n neat. u rock, muah. *runs to try it*
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« Reply #37 on: April 15, 2006 07:29:35 AM »

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lol, that is AWESOME! I haven't sewn in a while and i just tried a zipper and I totally botched it. I am for sure trying this.
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« Reply #38 on: February 20, 2007 07:59:45 PM »

I love this. I love making zipper pouches (particularly with custom-printed fabric) and doing all the sammiching/turning is a little tedious... Instantly, you eliminated half of that! Of course, this style introduces a whole new problem -- reinserting that damned zipper!

Like Sewer Rat said, don't give up. I used one of the small-coil plastic zippers, and a short one at that. After I cut the stops off, I put Fray-Check on the fabric ends to keep it from coming apart while I fiddled with it. And fiddle I did. It seemed to help if I kept the two sides aligned and close as possible -- just like when you're trying to zip up the side zip on a skirt; you hold the end down and squeeze the sides together, trying to keep it all flat. Eventually it went.

I made the outer in a vinyl (if any of you have seen my other posts lately, I seem to have a mild vinyl fixation) with a cotton lining done in the standard flip-through-lining method. I love it. It'll be great for printed panels because it'll be continuous around the folded edge. If I do any good ones, I'll post 'em here.

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« Reply #39 on: June 22, 2007 08:11:16 AM »

Thanks for the tutorial!  Here is one I made last night... so quick and easy and make a great little gift I think.
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/ovandyke/IMG_4791.jpg
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