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Topic: Zippers are evil…but I like my new wristlet!  (Read 3237 times)
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« on: September 05, 2005 07:32:01 PM »

Yay for three-day weekends (read: more time to craft!).  I've been meaning to make a wristlet but the thought of sewing a zipper scares me.  Actually, it still does.  After lots of cussing and bouts of temper tantrums, I finally finished my very first wristlet.  It's far from perfect.  Just as I thought, I had a tough time with the zipper Roll Eyes  In retrospect, I probably could've consulted a tutorial (is there one on Craftster?).  Honestly though, I can't follow directions if my life depended on it.



The corners are a smidge off...



Probably shouldn't have tagged it...but I like marking things that belong to me!



I salvaged the clasp/hook from an old lanyard...



View of the wristlet when it is unzipped...kinda weird looking...

Well, that's my first attempt with zippers and I think I might hold off on making another attempt for awhile.  I'm definitely in love with Velcro for now!
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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2005 08:40:28 PM »

Very cute! I need to remember this next time I'm wondering what to do with the little scraps in my pile-o'-fabric.  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2005 10:33:15 PM »

Awesome. That's such cute fabric! It's a great idea to hook the strap onto the zipper. It would make me feel secure.
Nice job!
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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2005 05:37:50 PM »

LilithParker, I also have tons of fabric scraps and I'm always looking for ideas on how to use them.  I was gonna make a coin purse but the zipper thing still haunts me...  Have you come across any neat ideas (other than quilting) for using fabric scraps?

krissykat, I cribbed the idea of hooking the strap onto the zipper while I was looking at some Coach(R) wristlets this weekend  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2005 09:09:50 PM »

LilithParker, I also have tons of fabric scraps and I'm always looking for ideas on how to use them.  I was gonna make a coin purse but the zipper thing still haunts me...  Have you come across any neat ideas (other than quilting) for using fabric scraps?

If you have long strips (better on the bias) you can crochet with them... make nice, thick potholders. With the really little scraps you can snip them to confetti-sized bits, soak them in water, mix with a little newspaper, and make art paper. And, of course, they make great patches for jeans or pockets for tote bags.  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2005 07:50:54 AM »

I love this fabric. You did a great job on the zipper and even put in a pocket and tag !! I am amazed !! Neat idea on the zipper/strap thing.
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« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2005 05:34:36 AM »

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If you have long strips (better on the bias) you can crochet with them... make nice, thick potholders. With the really little scraps you can snip them to confetti-sized bits, soak them in water, mix with a little newspaper, and make art paper. And, of course, they make great patches for jeans or pockets for tote bags.  Grin

Oooh.  I really like the art paper idea.  That would be awesome, especially for the scraps of glittery fabric that I have in my stash.  I'll have to look for instructions on how to make this art paper!   

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« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2005 04:53:40 PM »

great work!
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« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2005 11:04:56 AM »

Ok, your one up on me...I've never worked with a zipper.  I have a bunch for that specific time that I feel "bout it"  but it hasn't come yet.   That looks great and the tag!  I love it...tell me how you make tags please..
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« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2005 11:16:57 AM »

u said: "Probably shouldn't have tagged it...but I like marking things that belong to me!"


but i say: No way! I LOVE the tag! I'm all for tagging...  Smiley
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