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Topic: My Pencil Case Broke-Can I Fix the Zipper or How to Make a Sturdier, Bigger one  (Read 3153 times)
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« on: August 22, 2007 11:18:45 PM »

Okay, so I've had my faithful pencil case for about three years now and today it decided that one side of the zipper wanted to come out.  Cry I'm a complete newbie to zippers, so I was wondering if there was any possible way to fix it?

If not, how would I make a sturdier bigger bag? Part of the reason the zipper probably came off is because I put a lot of stuff into that case! The only reason it's held up so long is because it's made out of jeans material. I tried looking up the pencil case tutorials, but none of the pictures are working! Oh, and is it possible to make a sturdy pencil case without a zipper? I haven't learnt that yet. As easy as possible please!

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2007 06:56:39 PM »

I don't see any reason not to make one without a zipper.  A flap and velcro would work, although if I were doing this, I would put the holes for a binder down the side as usual but put the opening with the flap across the top.  That way, pens/pencils would be less likely to sneak out of the pouch between the side seam and the velcro. (Clear as mud??)

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« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2007 01:33:48 PM »

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how about making one like a hook/needle roll?
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« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2007 01:43:57 PM »

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how about making one like a hook/needle roll?


Cheesy Hi ZaftigMomma!

That's a good idea, but I would also like pockets for erasers, scissors, glue sticks, etc. and I'm not sure how to do that.
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« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2007 02:05:18 PM »

I wish I had some way of showing you  Undecided
I THINK there's a tutorial for either a make-up or jewellery roll  somewhere on here that had like a fold out pocket on one side....that might work
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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2007 02:24:25 PM »

Okay thanks! I'll try doing a search for that!
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