zipper diys

Zipper-dee-doo-da! Easy Zipper Tutorial

Recently a friend came to me, troll-speckled fabric in hand, asking me for a lesson on making circle skirts. 

While I will get to posting that eventually, for now I used our lesson to get photos for (in my opinion) the easiest way to install a zipper.

First, increase the stitch length to the highest setting on your sewing machine, and without backstitching, straight stitch the pieces together where the zipper will go with a 1.5cm seam allowance. 

This keeps the fabric in place and the long stitches are easy to take out in the end.

Iron the fabric open and pin the zipper right-side down with the zip lining up with the join of the fabric.

Using a zipper foot, sewing on the zipper with the short side of the zipper foot following the zip using a normal stitch length, straight stitch, and backstitching at both ends.

The hardest part is moving the zipper itself around when it gets in the way, just wiggle it around, take a deep breath and you will be fine.

Finally, take out the long temporary stitches from before to reveal your lovely zipper!

For a first zipper, she did spectacularly! Here is the gorgeous troll-tastic skirt :)

P.S. New drinking game: take a shot for every time I typed “zip” or “zipper”

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✨I bought those two DIY kit this afternoon. When I saw them I just fell in love with them! I simply decorated the pencil case with a piece of the blue and white fabric (I sewed it on because I didn’t have fabric glue ) and then I drew some cute arrows on it with sharpies. The design is very simple but I think it turned out really cute :3 and it was really easy to do :3 you should definitely
try it ! ✨

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How to tie a Half Hitch knots - ZIPPER BRACELET in Macrame.
in this Zipper bracelet is used Half Hitch knot or oldest name - Basket Stitch. They can be used as part of plant hangers, or to make belts, bracelets, and other items. This is very easy to make (: can be used as a friendship bracelet and good for beginners :)

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D.I.Y. FRUIT PENCIL CASES  🍉🍑

Store your markers, erasers, and pens in a juicy new pencil bag this up coming school year! Just check out this D.I.Y. video to see how its made! ツ

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What you need:

  • Plastic folder
  • Glue
  • Shoelaces (or old T-shirt) 
  • Zipper 

DIY 10 pencil cases ! Again some handmade gifts ideas for you guys! Soooo exited for Christmas!
http://www.buzzfeed.com/pippa/back-to-school-pencil-cases?sub=2562977_1563223&s=mobile#1563223

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DIY skater/circle skirt in 3 steps!! Without zipper :)

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My handmade vest with a World/Inferno backpatch is my pride and joy ♡

Slow and steady wins the race ~ All done applying zipper stops to the Loki corset and most of the cape. I’ve set myself a goal of 100 a day as to make the quantity and hand fatigue more Manageable.

The stops are from wawak sewing supply, and the pliers are regular flat noise pliers. I briefly had a pair of zipper stop pliers, but returned them because they did not work as well as the flat-nose.

Little over a month until Wondercon!