February 25, 2011

Zipper Rosette

 Zipper Rosettes - tres chic!  I have a ton of old zippers - lots of colors and lengths.  It's always an interesting challenge to give old things new life.


Here's what I did:

Cut zipper pull off and separate zipper into two parts

Thread needle with heavy weight thread.  Turn the zipper in on itself to form a circle and slip stitch in place.


Sew basting type stitches a couple of inches at a time.  Pull thread to create gathers; slip stitch in place.  Insert needle to front of zipper and continue basting.


Repeat above steps until rosette is the size required.


Combine different colored zippers for nosegay.


This was an easy project.  These rosettes can be attached to shoes, handbags, clothing or turned into jewelry.

Go to Pink Saturday for more inspiration.

13 comments:

Gabriela Delworth said...

Happy Pink Saturday!


This tutorial is super!
There are so many uses for them!


~ Gabriela ~

~~Carol~~ said...

Where have I been? I've never seen these before! They're so pretty, and they look easy enough for me to give them a try. Thanks so much for sharing these!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Carol

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Happy Pink Saturday!
How cler and they look so elegant!
Jil

Donnie said...

They are really pretty and look easy too.

Genie said...

I just LOVE your blog. This is a special PS not that I have found you and all of your talent. The zipper rosettes are such a great idea...just another fabulous project I have learned about from blogging. I am learning to use PSE9 right now and am having the best time. It is an amazing program. Love the idea of the little book.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Pat Sweetie...
Oh my gosh, be still my little heart. I am going to have to make a couple of these. They are absolutely exquisite. What a clever idea and that silver zipper just makes the rose pop. Love, LOVE it.

Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful idea sweet friend. Hope you have a glorious weekend. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Char said...

What a beautiful idea and the metal part of the zipper looks just like bling, perfect!
Happy Pink Saturday, Char

She'sSewPretty said...

I've been wanting to try to make those. You make it look easy! Happy Pink Saturday!!

Atelier de Charo said...

Love it! So creative!

Happy Pink Saturday!
Xoxo
Charo

Cat & Cricket said...

Happy PS~ thanks for tutorial... now lets see if I can get it?!
Smiles~
C

Cindy Lew's Studio said...

Love that, thanks for the tutorial. I was just thinking about making some, now I have something to follow.

Happy Pink Saturday
Warm Wishes, CindyLew

Manni said...

Happy Pink Saturday Pat :)
thank you for sharing such an amazing tutorial. Love how you explained each step of the way!!! Going to try these out :)
hugs
Manni
www.ibakecakes-manni.blogspot.com

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Pat,

I love the zipper rosettes.
I've got a couple of big bags
full of them.

Happy Pink!
Have a wonderful week...

Hugs,
Stephanie ♥