What are they?
Zippers (or zips) are commonly used to fasten edges of clothing together, using interlocking teeth. You might be surprised to know that they’re not just limited to clothes and bags, there are a variety of crafts they can be used for!
Where can I buy them?
You can purchase zippers from most craft shops and haberdasheries. Hobbycraft has a good range of lengths and colours you can buy.
What can I use them for?
Zippers can be used to make hair accessories, jewellery, ornaments, purses and embellishments. Crafting a Green World shows you 7 Crafts You Can Make Using Zippers and Pinterest has loads of ideas and inspiration!
Why do you like it?
I love the fact such a mostly overlooked everyday object can be used to make such a range of quirky and beautiful items! I’d love to become good enough to make broaches and intricate necklaces.
Have you used zippers in your crafting before? What’s been your favourite make?