Friday, July 8, 2011

I Made My First Zipper Flower

I did it!  I made my very first zipper flower, and it came out pretty good.  It took me about 15 or 20 minutes to make one, but I was watching the tutorial as I was working.  It's going to take some practice, but making zipper flowers is a great way to get rid of that collection of zipppers you may have kicking around. 

When I was finished with my flower, I noticed some of the pedals weren't closed up as much as I wanted them to be.  There were some gaps in the back loops where I didn't close them enough.   I decided to take a thread and needle and stitch the open part of the loop together, on the back, so the stitches wouldn't be noticed.  Next time, I'll be more careful to overlap the loops when I'm working on them.  Let me know if you decide to try to make a zipper flower.  I'd love to see yours.

The last couple of days, I worked a little on my secret projects.  Both have been completed.  Yeah!  I'm also in the process of sewing some round circular knitting needle holders.  They're pretty cool.  I'll post a picture when I get a few finished. They should be done by the middle of next week. 

This is about the size it was before it was cut
A couple of weeks ago, I found a very colorful oversized pillowcase at a yard sale.  I picked it up for all of 25¢.  I had to get it!  I loved the colors. When I bought it, I had an idea of using the material for some circular needle holders.  Unfortunately, the fabric wasn't wide enough, so I had to change my plans.  The pillow case ended up being two reusable market bags.  They're probably some of the most colorful bags anyone takes to the store.  LOL  

After I cut it in half

I added a bottom seam on one and a top hem on the other.

With handles

One finished bag.
Earlier in the week, I recovered a couple of pillows for a friend.  She'd bought a couple of great pillows at a yard sale, but wasn't crazy about the covering they had.  I took the original cover off, made new pillow covers for the stuffing (there was nothing under the old covering), and then made pillow covers with an overlapping back.  Now, the covers can be removed and laundered or changed out and replaced with something completely different.
I still have several projects I'm working on.  I have a feeling I won't get to that rag rug until next week.  Where does the time go. 
Have a great weekend!


Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Very inspiring!

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Pen Pen said... [Reply to comment]

awww... your zipper flower turned out great. what are you going to do with it? I have enjoyed my zipper flower sandals this year!!

Needlin' on the Ridge said... [Reply to comment]

Hi PenPen! I haven't decided what to do with my zipper flower. I just bought some pin backs, so I have a feeling the flower will be getting one. :-)