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Topic: Crowning accomplishment of my sewing career + GIANT ZIPPER!  (Read 2817 times)
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« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2009 06:53:12 AM »

Fantastic! Thank you for the link to the zippers.

If you guys love target as much as I do, you will notice they are now selling backpacks that look kinda like this (monochromaticp, nylon material). Only they dont have awesome giant zippers and lots of useful pockets. Sometimes it irks me a bit to see something that would be easy to make in a store...


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« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2009 08:30:20 AM »

the bag as a whole is fantastic.  you did a really great job and you should be way proud.  i love all the pockets.

and the zipper...wow.  its like jaws teeth.  i think i'm going to have to make a bag with one for my son.  thank you for the link.
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« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2009 10:19:04 AM »

Great bag! The zipper is monstrous and awesome, I love it. What's the inside like? Just one big compartment? What kinds of fabric?

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« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2009 10:24:33 AM »

cute bag i love all the pockets and the zipper obviously. thanks for the link i think i'll have to get myself some of those!
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2009 10:31:53 AM »

That is very well made!
The zipper scares me a bit though... it's so darn BIG!
absolutely adorable!

« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2009 05:06:49 AM »

amazing! i went down the handmade backpack route once, it was not a great success. those guys are hard! be careful with that big zipper, too, i had a storebought backpack that had one and it caught the webby part of my hand once, a few months ago, and i still have a mark!

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« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2009 08:21:02 AM »

That's awesome, and I have a handful of those Organization XIII zippers lying around I didn't know what to do with. They look so cool like that! I might have to use one...

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« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2009 05:46:09 AM »

That is wonderful!  I love the zipper and all the pockets are great!  The straps look great too.  I've been planning to make a book bag for my daughter who will start school this coming year.  I couldn't find a pattern for a bag like that to save my life.  Did you use a pattern, or just wing it?  I was starting to give up on the project, but you have given me incentive to at least try it.

« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2009 10:16:51 AM »

Holy craaap. I'm having rage blackouts from jealousy of your backpack!

I have the same issue with retail backpacks, but I'm too scared to make one myself. I think, now, armed with a gigantic zipper, I have my new weekend project

« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2009 01:05:33 PM »

wow, WHERE did you find that zipper?  if its online, would you mind posting a link? 

great backpack!

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