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Aneesah
« on: March 09, 2008 09:49:48 PM »

So this isn't the most original idea ever, making a case out of just zippers, but I happen to have an obsession with colourful rainbowy things, and I needed a new pencil case, so here:



I sewed on white cotton tape in between each zipper before sewing them together, 'cause I think borders look nice. Smiley A couple of things I would change if I did this again would be:

  • Use an even number of zippers. Because I alternated the zipper directions, but forgot that if there was an odd number of it, there'll be two zippers in the same direction next to each other. Undecided (Red and blue in this case. [pun not intended])
  • Sew the end seams a little more neatly.  Lips sealed (I broke a couple of needles 'cause they hit the zipper ends.  Tongue Should've bought slightly longer zippers so I could sew through the part before the metal zipper end, and have the case still fit my pens.)
  • Add a hanging loop/strap at one end so I can hold on to the case without grabbing it in the middle. No big deal though, I could add a keychain or something on any one of the seven zippers Cheesy

Total cost for the whole case: RM1.60, which is about US$0.50. Grin (Zippers were RM0.20 each, and the white tape came in an RM1 roll, and I only used a little bit of it.)
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Kaissa
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2008 09:54:50 PM »

that is really fun- i love it!
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firebug210
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2008 09:56:01 PM »

This is so awesome!!  I am sure your pens love there new home.
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kcartwright856
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2008 10:18:26 PM »

What a great idea. I really am fascinated by this case!  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2008 11:05:31 PM »

so awesome!!! Cheesy

you wouldn't mind if I made one would you?
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« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2008 11:36:28 PM »

I love this pencil case, Ive never seen one of thoes before, I'm gonna have to try one myself! Great job!
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« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2008 12:01:48 AM »

I LOVE this, I'm dying to try this out myself- great idea!
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Aneesah
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2008 01:15:21 AM »

so awesome!!! Cheesy

you wouldn't mind if I made one would you?

Of course not! Make all the zipper cases you want! Grin It's not my original idea at all, I'm pretty sure I've seen a zipper case in RL once (though it was not as colourful Tongue ), and there are those single-zipper bags that open out to become ... just a long strip of zipper! XD

Oh, and I used 8-inch zippers for mine, so a little longer would probably be good, to avoid breaking needles. Smiley

Thanks everybody!
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« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2008 01:30:11 AM »

LOVE THESE! i really love it when people use zippers to embellish things. THey are so fun to use and I really love the bright colors and the rainbow effect! AMAZING. i would be very happy with it! You did a really good job. Gotta make one! YEAH
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« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2008 06:18:49 AM »

Ive seen millions of these but yours made me smile today! Great job my dear!
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