Zipper Purse




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A zipper purse is a purse made only of zippers. You can open it from any of the 10 different zippers it's made from. It's not the most comfortable thing around, but it's funny and easy to make.

I saw one of these in a store and even as someone who's pretty unskilled on a sewing machine I figured I could make one pretty quickly as a present for my wife. If you already know your way around a sewing machine, that's probably the case. As for me... well, the next time will be faster.

Thanks to scoochmaroo for showing me what a zipper foot is.

Step 1: Get Zippers

Find an even number off identical zippers. I made my zipper purse out of 10, but you can use more. You can also use longer or shorter zippers if you want.

Step 2: Start Sewing

All you have to do is line up the zippers and start sewing them together. A zipper foot on the sewing machine makes this much easier.

Step 3: Keep on Going

Sew all of the pieces together.

Again, make sure that the zippers are lined up when you're putting them together.

The results should look like the two pictures below.

Step 4: Close It Up

Now you're going to make a cylinder out of the zipper sheet by sewing the two ends together.

I know it's been fun so far, but now you can make scary looking zipper squids! Yeah!

Step 5: Sew the Ends Closed

Flatten out the zipper tube so that the pairs of zippers are up against each other.

Sew the ends up and your sewing is done!

Step 6: Turn It Inside Out

Unzip one of the zippers and turn the purse inside out so that all the sewn bits are now on the inside.

Poof! You're done!

Now that your need for making something has been satisfied, give it away as a present.



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    19 Discussions


    4 years ago

    attempt 1 is a go... Love this


    8 years ago on Step 6

    I AM DUMBFOUNDED! BRILLIANT WAY TO USE LEFTOVER ZIPPERS! I will use multiple colored zippers and when done I will post it!
    Thank you....So OUT of the BOX! loving IT!! B^)


     before closing up the ends u could cut two circular peices of fabric at either end to make a circular pencilcase type thing

    just a tought


    9 years ago on Introduction

    I have a zipper purse/backpack thing that I bought at Pier 39 in San Fran last summer.
    It was pretty expensive- in my opinion.
    30 bucks. 
    I'm going to have to make one of these babies.

    Ver"Different" (Love Different!) Unique. You have so many wonderful ideas. :0)


    9 years ago on Introduction

    I'm definitely going to have to make one of these before school starts.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    do you think it would look alright with zippers of different colours so its like a rainbow? that would be real cool


    9 years ago on Introduction

    ahahahah. this is exactly like the ones in Smiggle (a stationary store that sells rubbers and stuff that smell nice). They cost like $7 for a small one and they're pencil cases.

    i made a zipper purse once but intsted of several zippers i got one long one and spireled it. i then unzipped it and mailed it to a fried who atemting to figure out what it was guessed dog leach.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    You're married. o_0 I didn't know that. Anyway, instructable was great, I found it fascinating, looks a bit small, Could be a pencil case from the looks of it. I know what I'm making before september. :)


    9 years ago on Introduction

    My daughters just bought zipper bags in Boston. Theirs are made from one zipper that is about 200 inches long unzipped. When you zip it it makes a large bag.