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« on: April 28, 2012 12:46:33 PM »

You will need fabric and two zippers, either 6 or 8 inches. Using a 1:2 ratio for the length of the fabric cut two 4 x 12 (or 4 x 16) pieces out to fit the zippers. I cut the corners off for a more rounded look and then zig-zag stitched the edges to prevent fraying.  I cut the material in half with the intention of sewing the material on top of the zipper.  I sewed a long stitch down the inside of the material and then pulled on the threads to gather the material.  I made sure the length of the gathered material was the same as that of the zipper. I pinned the material to the zipper with the ruffles face down on top of the zipper.  I lined  the rough edge of the material up to the outside edge of the zipper and stitched all the way down. I zig-zag stitched the material to reinforce it and then ironed the ruffles to lay flat.  I then placed the finished product onto my tank and pinned it down.  I hand stitched the zippers to the tank for easy removal and voila!

« Last Edit: April 30, 2012 03:46:24 AM by everythingemme » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2012 03:03:19 PM »

What an unusual idea! It makes me want to put antennae on the zipper pulls for butterflies.

Look twice, buy once. Nooooo
Look twice, decide I can make one instead.
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2012 03:21:24 PM »

I thought they looked like little butterflies too!  You should do it and send me a pic!
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2012 12:40:30 AM »

This is way cute! What a great idea.
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