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« on: July 01, 2004 07:40:13 PM »

Hey all:

I know that these puppies were in ReadyMade mag a few months ago--at the time I first saw the issue I had several hundred zippers that were begging to be used for cutie cute cute stuff.

I had to invent my own methods--mostly machine sewing the zippers together (end to top always) and hand sewing them closed.

zippers are best.




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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2004 07:39:41 PM »

are zippers very hard to put in? i've always put velcro or snaps on my bags cause i'm too scared to attempt a zipper
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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2004 10:25:20 PM »

very cool! it reminds me of this and this. i thought i remembered seeing another thread on zipper pouches but i can't seem to find it. great work, i have no patience for zippers!
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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2004 10:06:14 AM »

Wow!! Those are really neat!!

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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2004 11:33:51 AM »

very cool! it reminds me of this and this. i thought i remembered seeing another thread on zipper pouches but i can't seem to find it. great work, i have no patience for zippers!

Thanks!  The second link is to one of my purses--and the zipper pillow lady (garbage collector) and I pmed one another for a bit about our love of zippers.

There is a really superb zipper tutorial around here somewhere on how to put a zipper in a jordy (or any purse).  I share similar frustrations with zipper installation, which is why I decided to create things from only zippers.

For these babies, all you have to do is get out the zipper foot and sew several same length zippers together (end to pull, and you learn to stagger them a bit at the top so they line up better).  You'll have a large rectangle.  Self Healing Nylon zippers work best--particularly the kind that will not separate. 

Wrap the rectangle roughly into thirds so the ends meet one another on the front.  Make sure that the butt end is very close to the edge and the pull end is way further over.  This is so the zippers actually open into the pouch instead of the edge!  Pin and stitch again at the top and bottom. 

I always hand sew the front closures between each zipper b/c it takes just as long on a machine and I don't feel like I have the same control.  Mostly, just tack each end down to one another.

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« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2004 09:21:51 PM »

Wow! Very ph-unky!!  Cheesy

Super cute job!
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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2005 01:16:20 PM »

i saw this zipper bag in the 9th issue of readt made magazine. and i wanted it, but i am not giong to pay $25 for somthing i could make. so i made it. the fist picyure that you will see is the article in ready made. and the second and third are the back and front of the bag. i would love to make a full size purse out of zippers.
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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2005 01:46:55 PM »

very crafty....but uhh, what happens when all of the zippers get unziped any your stuff goes EVERYWHERE

i have to admit though....pretty schweet idea
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« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2005 02:10:44 PM »

i never really unzip all of the zippers at the same time. Wink
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« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2005 02:21:10 PM »

That's so cool!  Grin I've seen stuff like this before, and someday I'll get around to making a walet or purse like it, although I would make most of the zippers open into different pockets...
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