Sewing a zipper onto a fabric project can be a great way to add some new zip to an otherwise simple craft. When purchased a zipper is lined with fabric so it is great if you know what you will be using it for before you buy them since the zippers liner can be many different colors. A great liner can ad some fantastic flare to your design. Once you have the zipper it is easy to sew it on if you're using a sewing machine. Since I do all of my sewing by hand (I like the doing better than having the project all finished) it takes a bit longer. The extra control for tweaking when doing it by hand is nice though. Before you start, remember that you can shorten a zipper by trimming it off on the bottom as long as you add a new zipper stop to the end. First open the seam and optionally iron it over so it stays open for you while you work. Pin the zipper in place and then use a back stitch to put it in. Of course make sure you keep it gently taught and straight, No body wants a zipper wandering like a snake down their project. Have fun and careful not to prick yourself
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How to Weave Purses / Handbags for with Zippers - Here is a great Mother’s Day crafts project for kids to make for Mom or Grandma. Below, you can find out how to make a cardboard loom to weave beautiful handbags / purses to give as gifts or to keep for yourself. Either way, it is a lot of fun and the results are beautiful. This is a great crafts project for older kids and girls, as well as teens.