Monday, August 29, 2011

Zipper Flower

I was trying to clean my craft room and found a whole bag of zippers that I bought at a garage sale last year. Needless to say, cleaning stopped and I started playing with the zippers.

Who would have thought zippers could be so much fun?!

I started with this brown one that was 20" long.

I basted (with the thread doubled) all along the one side.

Then just pull your thread until it's a curly mess.

This part takes a little work, but just keep wrapping the coils around and around. I left my needle attached so I could tack it all down when I had it the way I liked it.

It just wouldn't be complete without a cute little orange button.

I glued a circle piece of felt to the back and then hot glued it to the headband and added another little piece of felt.

This zipper had the vinyl teeth but I still like the way it turned out.

I was so excited this weekend. A neighborhood near us had their annual garage sale and I got a brand new serger (still in the box) for $100.00! I have always wanted one, but I have no idea how to use it!


Kadie said...

The zipper flower is adorable!! I have been wanting to know how to make them. I think I will have to go buy some zippers now.

Ok the serger you are so LUCKY!!! I have wanted one forever! LOVE yard sales!!! Good Luck figuring it out... they look tricky!

Terri said...

Re: your serger... look for directions online at the company's website. At the very least they should be able to send you some.
Love the zipper flower and it looks like you left it able to be taken off the headband and used elsewhere. I love that.
Housework is vastly overrated. Much better to be creative!

Judy Haughton-James said...

You are so creative! Wonderful post. I am a new Follower from the Monday Meet Me Blog Hop!
Judy from Jamaica

Terry said...

No kidding about the Serger. What fabulous luck. No worries - you'll be mastering that baby before you know it. Love the zipper flower and the vinyl teeth really make it, I think.

Joelle said...

Oh my gosh this is so cute! I wish I were this creative :)

Visiting from FTLOB. Hope you're
having a beautiful day my dear!


Terrie said...

Oh dear, you're creative. Have never thought of a zipper can be turned out to a pretty flower. I'd like to have a go.
Terrie from Hong Kong

Tonia @ said...

Super cute headband! You are so lucky to have found a serger at a garage sale! What a score! I would love for you to stop by my site and share this tutorial at my new link party!

TwinsWithTots said...

What great creativity. Gonna enjoy folliwng you
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Sofieke said...


I love your zipper flower! And it looks cute on the headband!

Greetings Sofieke