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Thread: What Would You Do With A Zipper That Has a Lacy Tape?

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    What Would You Do With A Zipper That Has a Lacy Tape?

    I found these zippers on etsy and Geta talks about them in this blogpost (includes a picture of what I'm talking about): http://cadouri-din-inima.blogspot.co...e-zippers.html .

    I love the idea of these zippers but I don't know how I would use them. Any ideas?
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    those are so cute. they'd definitely need a surface application... looks like something for a baby or a teen girl.
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    Great zippers! They would look cute on my panty coin purses! Anything that has a difficult zipper to inset would be easy with a top stitch zipper...purses, phone or iPod cases, pillow zipper, zipper I Spy squares on quilts...

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    Those are adorable. I just ordered them. I am making zipper purses for granddaughters and those are perfect.

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    They would look cute as pocket decorations on jeans...or to modify the front of a tank top, if you're into sewing clothes, that is.
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    Those would be so cute on things I make for my four year old DGD. They would look good on bags and if you like to cut up sweat shirts and make jackets they would make a cute closure.

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    I'm getting it now. I would have to finish my edges before I insert this zipper. It was hard for me to figure out how the lace would enhance my project, but now I've got it.
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    you could put it on polar fleece n an unfinished edge and let the color show thru the lace. I want some of those.
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    I've seen these sewn to the outside of make - up bags and toiletry bags. They look appealing.

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    I saw something similar at JoAnns and wondered the same thing. The panty purses would be adorable with them. Thanks for the good ideas quilting peeps!

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    Something I never do, had to buy a zipper, LOL. Saw these are Jo-Ann's yesterday, did not think to check the price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IrishgalfromNJ View Post
    I found these zippers on etsy and Geta talks about them in this blogpost (includes a picture of what I'm talking about): http://cadouri-din-inima.blogspot.co...e-zippers.html .

    I love the idea of these zippers but I don't know how I would use them. Any ideas?

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    Those would be so cute on the front of a Henley t shirt, or as the zipper on the side of a purse,...
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    Thanks for pointing those out, they are super! I can think of a lot of applications.

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    They're so sweet! I love to modify inexpensive t-shirts that you find in Michael's -- sometimes only $2 each! With lace, embroidery or even velvet insets, these would be adorable in a modified V neckline!
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    I have seen them at JoAnns and Hancocks. I'm not sure they have all of those colors. They also have polka dot zippers. I bought some white with black polka dot ones. I was going to make a purse and sew them on the outside instead of inset like the pattern says.

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    What a lovely way to individualize a gift. Have we spotted the next, new, must have trend ?

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    The zippers your talking about are GREAT (IMHO). I started using them in my little alteration business (helps pay for my quilting - lol). I found that sometimes when you are repairing a ready made item (a robe that was given to a grandma), zipper needed to be replaced (grandma broke another zipper, she has dementia so this happens a lot). I found that we needed a zipper that didn't come apart (this is how they would get broken), but also looked great (because being a ready made robe it had almost NO seam allowance - for what that robe cost it should have come with plenty of seam allowances). I found that I was able to save the look of this robe and it still fit the way Grandma wanted it, without changing the robe. I've found that a lot of ready made items are not made to be fixed if they have a problem, but the lace zippers help when you don't have a lot of options but you still want something to look nice. I've also used them when making cute little things too.

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