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« on: October 03, 2007 01:44:27 PM »

I attended a "sewing gifts for the holidays" program at my local public library. The instructor is a Husqvarna Viking sewing machine dealer and holds quilting and sewing classes in her store. In the program she demonstrated several neat ways to sew easy gifts for the holidays. I took notes, but I couldn't figure out from looking at the sample of the zipper pouch how to make it. Does anyone know where I could find a tutorial with photos of the following:

It is a zippered pouch made out of only a zipper (no fabric), that you sew up itself in a spiral, and it can completely unzip on itself.

Has anyone else seen or heard of this? It is one of the projects the lady said she did with kids at the summer sewing camp classes she holds each year and teens really like these (she said).

I typed up my "class" notes from the workshop/demo and I will add the word doc to my sewing yahoo group files, located here:


So, just grab and go if you want a copy. There are 20+ easy sewing ideas there. The name of the doc is Sewing_Gifts.  She didn't show us how to do them, as most were pretty straightforward, but I wasn't sure how far to unzip my zipper before I started sewing or when/where to tuck the ends.
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2007 12:15:47 PM »

Here you go Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2007 03:01:16 PM »

I have one and it looks pretty much like the one on the tutorial. The brand name is ZipIt.
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2007 09:35:50 AM »

wow, thank you so much Nancy!!! that's the one. I think the sewing instructor just used a regular ready made zipper, and made a small change purse, but I guess with longer zipper tape the possibilities are endless!
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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2007 07:24:29 AM »

I saw one of these once, loved it then forgot about it like 10 seconds later.

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