* card zip

Posted on October 4th, 2005 by maitreya. Filed under Sewing/Fabric Crafts.

Can you tell school is kicking my ass this year? I did get in a little sewing tonight, though. My wallet-of-the-moment doesn’t fit in my pocket very well, and sometimes I just want to carry my ID, credit card, and a bit of cash. This little zip is sized just right. I used this clever half-zip tutorial off craftster. The idea is you cut off the zip stops and pull off half of the zipper, leaving just one row of teeth. Then you thread both ends of the teeth through the zipper pull so it folds back on itself. It makes the zipper part less bulky, and it’s easier to sew. I added a lining, too. It’s made with scraps from a swap and a zipper I ripped out of a stained sweater.


13 Responses to “card zip”

  1. Nichola Says:

    What a great idea! I love your choice of fabric.

  2. Siow Chin Says:

    It’s really cool! I’ve got to try that out.

  3. caro Says:

    Cute! I’m going to have to make one too. Love your colour choices.

  4. Alex Says:

    Don’t the students realize we need to conserve our energy for crafting?! Love the bag – thanks for the link to the tutorial, I’ll have to try it soon.

  5. joyce Says:

    great bag! once i take my beginner sewing class,
    i’ll try this one!

  6. hannah Says:

    awesome h/zip and great fabric, thanks for the link. sorry to hear about school, vacation coming soon?

  7. dabney Says:

    LOVE it. and thanks for the tutorial link. very helpful…

  8. Maureen Says:

    Thanks for the link. I’ll have to try that. I hate working with zippers, but I’ve been wanting to make a zipped pouch for my backtack partner.

  9. moki Says:

    Wow! That’s cool! I’ll have to remember that

  10. Naomi Says:

    Oh! That is a clever way to use a zipper. I think I may have to give that a go myself. Thank you!

  11. Gina L Says:

    I like how it turned out. I still haven’t got up enough courage to do a zipper. Someday I will.

  12. arrhythmia(from Craftster.org) Says:

    That turned out lovely. Awesome fabric and the half-zip is quite elegant!

    I may make one of these for business cards!!

  13. Rhyah Says:

    Too cute! I’m always looking for an itty bitty walet to fit in my back pocket. I mat have to try this! Thanks for sharing!


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