Z is for Zippers

This Blog is taking part in the April 2016 A to Z Challenge. Don’t forget to check out the other Blogs taking part HERE and follow #AtoZChallenge on Twitter!

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!

A2ZZ1 John X

Zippers by John X on Flickr, CC 2.0

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?

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9 thoughts on “Z is for Zippers

  1. Janet Miles says:

    Great Z! I love the red flower in the picture above. I did not know you could do so many different things with zippers. When I was sewing (many years ago) I remember having such a difficult time putting them in my clothes. Thanks for sharing such an interesting alphabet!

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  2. wgr56 says:

    I remember when I wondered if there could be enough craft items to match the alphabet, but you’ve proven it admirably! Great work, and very creative, not only in the writing, but also the craftiness! Well done!

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