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Zipper Flower Tutorial

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These cute zipper flowers can me made into a number of accessories by adding different backers such as a pin. I made them into two hair accessories (go figure). So get some supplies and start crafting…you will have your own in a zip!

Supplies:
22” zipper
Scissors
Glue Gun
Felt
Needle
Thread
Headband or gator clip

 
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Step 1: Cut Zipper

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Cut bottom end off of the zipper and remove the sliding “zipper” piece. You will have 2 zipper ribbons, both are used to make the flower.

Step 2: Sew to backer

Using the felt, cut out one 1” round piece and one 1.25” round piece.


Step 3: Sew Zipper to base

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Take the 1” round piece of felt and sew the end to the center of the circle.

Step 4: Make petals

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Take the zipper ribbon and loop it up and around so it looks like fig. 4. The loop should be approximately 2” from end to end. Stitch the loop in place through the center.

Step 5: Make figure 8

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 Loop the zipper ribbon a second time making a “figure 8” and stitch in place.

Step 6: Repeat

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Repeat steps 4 and 5, moving the ribbon loops to the side of the one you just created. See Figures 6A through 6C. When you get to the end of the first zipper

Step 7: Take second zipper

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Take the second zipper ribbon and sew it to the center of the flower.

Step 8: Make petals

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Loop the second zipper ribbon in a similar fashion to the first but make the loops/petals slightly smaller (approx. 1” to 1.25” long). Try to place the loops in between the larger loops in the back to fill in the gaps.

Step 9: Tie off thread

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After you have made 5 loop/petals with the second zipper ribbon secure the loops and tie off the thread. Cut off the thread.

Step 10: Roll center

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Starting at the end of the un-looped zipper ribbon, start to roll the zipper ribbon unto itself toward the center of the flower making sure to stay stitch the “non tooth” end when necessary (see figs. 10A and 10B).
CabbitCastle made it!4 months ago

I made some slightly derived creations, namely hairpins and rings for my sister using the techniques described in this instructable. Really helpful one!

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gimpysgirl2 years ago
sew clever! how beautiful. The teeth are like jeweled edges. Can't wait to make one. Awesome.
maravilhosoooo!!!!