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Topic: Peekaboo Zipper Pillow w/ fabric insets ... photos & tutorial  (Read 53945 times)
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« Reply #40 on: May 04, 2004 02:57:45 PM »

Hey-I LOVE this pillow, and I want to make one this summer for my dorm room next year.  I'm concerned about one thing though-when I sew the front zipper panel to the back fabric, does the machine just sew over the zipper easily?  It seems like it would break the needle or something, but maybe I'm just very inexeperienced at sewing...wait, I know I am  Smiley.  Thanks to anyone who can help me!
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« Reply #41 on: May 04, 2004 03:25:43 PM »

Q. When I sew the front zipper panel to the back fabric, does the machine just sew over the zipper easily?

A.  You have to be careful when you do this.  Go slowly.  Also, the nylon zippers with the smaller teeth are better for this. ... I didn't break any needles, but it's possible to do so if you aren't careful.  Also, most of the time, you'll be sewing at the ends of the zippers and won't have to sew over the teeth.

small toothed nylon zippers = good (easy to cut and easy to sew over)


big toothed plastic zippers = not so good (hard to cut and hard to sew over, be careful ... if I did this again I would only use the small toothed nylon ones)


metal zippers bad ... don't use.
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« Reply #42 on: May 04, 2004 06:41:18 PM »

Oh, great. I'm all set to dig out my old zippers (I remove anything remotely reusable off clothing that I can't use anymore and that isn't donate-able), and then you show the woven pillow.

I will never catch up with all the great ideas here. Life is good.

Also, I bet that button pillow would feel so wonderful on a hot night. So cool, literally.
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« Reply #43 on: May 07, 2004 01:52:54 AM »

All these colourful cushions make me happy!! Smiley I'd love to have a daybed like that! I was thinking... the tape you've used I think is what I'd call masking tape (for masking off areas when you paint walls etc.), and if it is, it will most probably go dry, hard, crispy and flaky after a while... Not a good thing.  Embarrassed I think I'd rather use some thin interfacing/fusible stuff for a long flake-free happy life for the gorgeous cushions! And I agree with.. can't remember who said it.. you should definetely get yourself a website or an outlet to sell these babies!!!
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« Reply #44 on: May 07, 2004 10:16:53 AM »

You are the zipper Queen!
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« Reply #45 on: May 07, 2004 11:03:46 AM »

I was thinking... the tape you've used I think is what I'd call masking tape (for masking off areas when you paint walls etc.), and if it is, it will most probably go dry, hard, crispy and flaky after a while... Not a good thing.  Embarrassed I think I'd rather use some thin interfacing/fusible stuff for a long flake-free happy life for the gorgeous cushions!

hmmm ...  this stuff isn't masking tape ... it's thicker, more fiberous, not slick, more papery, doesn't curl up like masking tape ... ??might be some sort of archival tape for mounting art in frames?? ... hopefully it will hold up better than masking tape ... but I totally agree that interfacing/fusible stuff or linen tape would be much better ... hehe !!I WAS BEING CHEAP!! Smiley
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« Reply #46 on: May 07, 2004 11:16:18 AM »

hmmm ...  this stuff isn't masking tape ... it's thicker, more fiberous, not slick, more papery, doesn't curl up like masking tape ... ??might be some sort of archival tape for mounting art in frames?? ... hopefully it will hold up better than masking tape ... but I totally agree that interfacing/fusible stuff or linen tape would be much better ... hehe !!I WAS BEING CHEAP!! Smiley

Phew! I'm glad! I was getting worried for them there for a moment!  Cheesy Oh, and it's not being CHEAP... it's being CRAFTY!!  Wink

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« Reply #47 on: May 07, 2004 11:22:18 AM »

You are the zipper Queen!

ooooooooooooo ... a zipper crown or tiara ... THAT's what I need now ... *wanders off muttering about zippers ...*
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« Reply #48 on: May 10, 2004 03:57:27 PM »

I envy you and your awesome and creative ideas.
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« Reply #49 on: May 10, 2004 05:21:01 PM »

That's really neat. That must have taken you a long time!
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