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4.24.2012

zippers.



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! 

~erica

6 comments:

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 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!
-melissa