Occasionally, the Fiber Junkies take a trek to the South Carolina border off I26 to visit a fabric warehouse, which I've blogged about several times. We call it dumpster diving....as it is in a dark, messy warehouse, filled with bins and boxes full of fabric.We will be going again at the end of the month....and that reminded me about a bunch of zippers I purchased on our last visit. There was no plan for their use when they jumped in my basket.....but now I have one.
Zipper flowers.....I've seen some really interesting examples online...most made with metal teeth zippers. However, I only have plastic so let's see how they will work.
Step one.....take it apart....and run some basting stitching along the edge.
Gather the zipper tape and form into a flower............Tack in place and add some beads, leaves, and hand embroidery......fun!!! Perhaps I'll make more......