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As Google so graciously reminded us, today is the birthday of the man who perfected the zipper, Gideon Sundback. In his honor, I thought I'd share how I store my collection. I have a TON of zippers, suitable for nearly any type of project, in nearly every color. I typically pick them up at garage sales, thrift stores and estate sales. The vintage ones work every bit as well as the newer store bought ones (which I also purchase at times). When I first began sewing, I was soooo scared of the zipper. I thank my lucky stars for the numerous tutorials available online that helped to guide me through what turned out to be, not that scary at all! 

Happy Zipping! 



gale said...

That's a great idea to store them that way. For some reason, I have a lot of zippers even though I don't use zippers very often. I have no clue when or why I bought them all but it was handy last week when my daughter wanted me to make her a wallet. I had a near-perfect color zipper to use. It was way longer than I needed but better than going and buying a new one.

Laurel's Quill said...

How funny - I have one too!!!! Some of them are really old...probably not usable, but I cna't throw them away.!!!

Angela Nash said...

Pretty zippers! I smiled at the google logo yesterday.

Joanne Huffman said...

fun! I store mine in a dull plastic box; I might have to find a cute suitecase.

Bailey Martin said...

of course you would have a totally adorable way to store zippers :) I love it!

Melissa said...

hi, i was just wondering where you got that cute case for storing your zippers, I have one just like it but I found mine at a local thrift store, just wondering so maybe I can find more!