Friday, July 19, 2013

Meg's Crochet Rainbow Zipper Coin Purse




My niece wants me to teach her how to crochet, so I had to find a project that was easy but still fun to do. My first crochet project was wash cloths but I cant imagine that would be all that exciting for a teenage girl. This coin purse is easier than it looks. All you do is crochet a flat round in a specific color order and then fold in half. It’s a very quick project and would make a great gift or first pattern to follow!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

How To Dye Zippers- A Tutorial From Blue Nini

We've gotten such an awesome response to the Ykk Organic Zippers. I've had a lot of requests for new colors. The Organic Zippers only come in white tape right now. Sara from BlueNini is sharing an awesome way to dye them.












Beautiful, right?!? If you would like to give this a try we currently have the ykk organic zippers available in 4 inch, 7 inch, 8 inch, 10 inch, and 12 inch. 

Check out more of Blue Nini's gorgeous creations at her Etsy Shop or drop on by her facebook! Thanks so much for sharing Sara!



Thursday, July 5, 2012

Zipit Zippers #3 Coil YKK Zipper Color Charts By Size


 YKK #3 Coil Zippers Currently Available at www.zipit.etsy.com. All 65 colors in chart above available in sizes 3" through 20".


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Quick Guide to Zipper Teeth and Coil Sizes


There are so many different types of zippers out there it can make your head spin! Here a little guide to help you understand the different coil types and sizes in zippers. 

The first thing you will need to know is there are 3 different types of teeth/coils- nylon coil, plastic molded, and metal.

Nylon Coil zippers consist of a continuous coil chain made from nylon. They are very flexible and most commonly used in fashion (skirts, dresses, etc.), pouches and bags. If the coil is located on the back of the zipper instead of the front it is an Invisible Zipper.

Metal zippers consist of individual metal teeth. They are typically made from nickel, brass, aluminum and manganese. They are available in several finishes such as gold, antique gold, black oxidized, brass, nickel aluminum and specialty finishes such as the Excella Rainbow Teeth Zippers.  They are often used in jeans, leather items, jackets, sweatshirts,and bags.

Plastic Molded (or Sports) zippers have individual plastic teeth that fit together like puzzle pieces.They are very durable and commonly used in outerwear, sports clothes and equipment (gym bags, etc.), and outdoor goods.

Each tooth size/coil is available in different widths. The widths are measured in millimeters. The higher the number, the wider your teeth will be.


Here is an example of the plastic molded zippers and their different size teeth. 

And another example, this time with nylon coil zippers:

 The higher the number, the wider the coil. It's that simple!

I hope this helps you determine the right zipper for your project. Please feel free to ask any questions! 






Saturday, June 23, 2012

New Octopus Zipper Pulls and Another Giveaway!

 Giveaway CLOSED!  

Congrats to our winner Becky who said:

BeckyJune 30, 2012 7:34 PM

I like seahorses!



We have some new zipper pull designs and we're going to celebrate with a GIVEAWAY! Win a whole 24 piece set of our new OCTOPUS ZIPPER PULLS!

Octopus Zipper Pulls 







3 easy ways to enter! Please leave a separate comment for each entry and be sure to leave your email address so I have a way of contacting you if you win!

1. Leave a comment below saying what your favorite ocean creature is.

2. Share this post on facebook, twitter, pinterest, your blog, or any other social media site and leave a comment here letting me know you have shared.

3."Like" us on facebook and comment here letting me know you like us. 

Come back every day until Sat. June 30th and leave a new comment for additional chances to win!

Good Luck!

Friday, June 1, 2012

New Zippers and a Giveaway! CLOSED




*****Giveaway is now CLOSED. Congrats to gkuroda!*****
i'd use it to make bags
gkuroda(at)hawaii.edu
We just got these Excella Lumina Rainbow Teeth Zippers in stock. I figure what a better way to announce a new product than with a GIVEAWAY! The giveaway will be for (5) of these 7" white closed bottom excella zippers.

3 easy ways to enter! Please leave a separate comment for each entry.

1. Leave a comment below stating what you would use these for if you win.

2. Share this post on facebook, twitter, pinterest, your blog, or any other social media site and leave a comment here letting me know you have shared.

3."Like" us on facebook and comment here letting me know you like us.

Come back every day until Weds. June 6th and leave a new comment for additional chances to win!

We will announce the winner here on June 6th. Good Luck!




Monday, May 7, 2012

Meg's Rainy Day Finger Puppets

rainy
This is how I kept two unruly boys busy on Sunday when it rained. It’s a great way to use up fabric scraps, or a reason to use the fabric you bought for no other reason than it caught your eye. (I’m guilty of the latter!) All materials used are  any good crafter's staples. And all five of these critters took me only about 30 minutes to make. Also, these finger puppets would make a great last minute gift for any lucky kid.
Items Needed For Project:
Fabric with approximate print size of around 3”
Felt (I used Craft Felt which is made in the USA and from Eco-fi 100% recycled plastic)
Glue Stick
Marker (I used a Sharpie)
Scrap Paper

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