Hi Want2Scrap fans! I'm so glad you zipped by today because today's post is all about how to make a zipper flower! I have been noticing these fab flowers all over the place and I had to make one myself. First off, there are several different shapes you can make using a zipper...we are going to explore one simple way using a gather stitch.
First item of business is to remove the zipper stop at the end of the zipper. Use pliers (or wire cutters if you can't find pliers like I couldn't) to gently work the zipper stop out of the fabric.
Here is it with zipper stop removed.
Here are my two separate sides of the zipper, the zipper pull which I'll save for another project and the zipper stops that can be tossed.
When you pull the gather stitch tight, you get a cool coil! Not the flower we are looking for but fun nonetheless.
Use the curves we made in the gathered coil to arrange concentric circles to start shaping your flower. Some will stitch layers as they go, some are hot glue fans but I like Fabri-Tac. It allows me to get my hands in there without worrying about a hot glue burn and affords me more control than stitching the layers with a bond like a hot glue gun.
I used mine on a fashion oriented card because I do so love the trend of vintage seamstress items and the dress form trend that has been all over lately. I was able to tuck in bits of vintage goodies in the pocket inspired by the challenge over at City Crafter Challenge blog. Check out the bits of Want2Scrap bling adorning my zipper flower and also, my handmade original button card. The button card was designed in Word, printed, and then I added the glamour girl stamp in the center from Clearly Vintage.
Isn't she fabulous dah-ling?!
The Want2Scrap bling looks amazing paired with the pearlized buttons don't you think?
So that's it for me today. I hope you'll try a zipper flower and adorn it with Want2Scrap goodies too! Thanks for coming by!
Digi Button Card: Designed by Dana Gustafson, http://www.paperdaydream.blogspot.com/
Stamps: Clearly Vintage Glamour Girls
Paper: October Afternoon
Die cut dress form: Girls Paperie