Tuesday, November 6, 2012

How To Dye Zippers- A Tutorial From Blue Nini

We've gotten such an awesome response to the Ykk Organic Zippers. I've had a lot of requests for new colors. The Organic Zippers only come in white tape right now. Sara from BlueNini is sharing an awesome way to dye them.

Beautiful, right?!? If you would like to give this a try we currently have the ykk organic zippers available in 4 inch, 7 inch, 8 inch, 10 inch, and 12 inch. 

Check out more of Blue Nini's gorgeous creations at her Etsy Shop or drop on by her facebook! Thanks so much for sharing Sara!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Zipit Zippers #3 Coil YKK Zipper Color Charts By Size

 YKK #3 Coil Zippers Currently Available at www.zipit.etsy.com. All 65 colors in chart above available in sizes 3" through 20".

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Quick Guide to Zipper Teeth and Coil Sizes

There are so many different types of zippers out there it can make your head spin! Here a little guide to help you understand the different coil types and sizes in zippers. 

The first thing you will need to know is there are 3 different types of teeth/coils- nylon coil, plastic molded, and metal.

Nylon Coil zippers consist of a continuous coil chain made from nylon. They are very flexible and most commonly used in fashion (skirts, dresses, etc.), pouches and bags. If the coil is located on the back of the zipper instead of the front it is an Invisible Zipper.

Metal zippers consist of individual metal teeth. They are typically made from nickel, brass, aluminum and manganese. They are available in several finishes such as gold, antique gold, black oxidized, brass, nickel aluminum and specialty finishes such as the Excella Rainbow Teeth Zippers.  They are often used in jeans, leather items, jackets, sweatshirts,and bags.

Plastic Molded (or Sports) zippers have individual plastic teeth that fit together like puzzle pieces.They are very durable and commonly used in outerwear, sports clothes and equipment (gym bags, etc.), and outdoor goods.

Each tooth size/coil is available in different widths. The widths are measured in millimeters. The higher the number, the wider your teeth will be.

Here is an example of the plastic molded zippers and their different size teeth. 

And another example, this time with nylon coil zippers:

 The higher the number, the wider the coil. It's that simple!

I hope this helps you determine the right zipper for your project. Please feel free to ask any questions! 

Saturday, June 23, 2012

New Octopus Zipper Pulls and Another Giveaway!

 Giveaway CLOSED!  

Congrats to our winner Becky who said:

BeckyJune 30, 2012 7:34 PM

I like seahorses!

We have some new zipper pull designs and we're going to celebrate with a GIVEAWAY! Win a whole 24 piece set of our new OCTOPUS ZIPPER PULLS!

Octopus Zipper Pulls 

3 easy ways to enter! Please leave a separate comment for each entry and be sure to leave your email address so I have a way of contacting you if you win!

1. Leave a comment below saying what your favorite ocean creature is.

2. Share this post on facebook, twitter, pinterest, your blog, or any other social media site and leave a comment here letting me know you have shared.

3."Like" us on facebook and comment here letting me know you like us. 

Come back every day until Sat. June 30th and leave a new comment for additional chances to win!

Good Luck!

Friday, June 1, 2012

New Zippers and a Giveaway! CLOSED

*****Giveaway is now CLOSED. Congrats to gkuroda!*****
i'd use it to make bags
We just got these Excella Lumina Rainbow Teeth Zippers in stock. I figure what a better way to announce a new product than with a GIVEAWAY! The giveaway will be for (5) of these 7" white closed bottom excella zippers.

3 easy ways to enter! Please leave a separate comment for each entry.

1. Leave a comment below stating what you would use these for if you win.

2. Share this post on facebook, twitter, pinterest, your blog, or any other social media site and leave a comment here letting me know you have shared.

3."Like" us on facebook and comment here letting me know you like us.

Come back every day until Weds. June 6th and leave a new comment for additional chances to win!

We will announce the winner here on June 6th. Good Luck!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Meg's Rainy Day Finger Puppets

This is how I kept two unruly boys busy on Sunday when it rained. It’s a great way to use up fabric scraps, or a reason to use the fabric you bought for no other reason than it caught your eye. (I’m guilty of the latter!) All materials used are  any good crafter's staples. And all five of these critters took me only about 30 minutes to make. Also, these finger puppets would make a great last minute gift for any lucky kid.
Items Needed For Project:
Fabric with approximate print size of around 3”
Felt (I used Craft Felt which is made in the USA and from Eco-fi 100% recycled plastic)
Glue Stick
Marker (I used a Sharpie)
Scrap Paper

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Meg's Classic Sock Monkey Tutorial

This is a super easy gift to make on a budget! I made him for my cousin’s baby shower and it only cost me $5 and took me about an hour.
Items Needed For Project:
One pair of socks  (I used Original Rockford Red heal, but you can use knee socks too.)
White or black embroidery floss for mouth stitching
Polyester fiber fill
Scraps of black felt or fleece for the eyes and nostrils (Black buttons can be used if not made for a small child.)
Piece of chalk for marking sew line
Needle and thread

Friday, May 4, 2012

Ready for Step 2!

Our rough tumble mix is looking good! It's downstairs tumbling away now with some medium grit. Our local batch of stones was still looking pretty rough so we are leaving them tumble a few more days before we change them.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

New Metal Zippers!

Now Available- 12" YKK Metal Zipper Rainbow Packs

12” Metal Zippers in a rainbow of colors! These are ykk closed bottom #4.5 metal zippers. Perfect for skirts, dresses, bags, purses, and so many other fun things!
YKK Metal Zippers

YKK 12" Metal Zippers

YKK 12" Metal Zippers

YKK 12" Metal Zippers

YKK 12" Metal Zippers

Sunday, April 29, 2012

New Toy!

I got my Mother’s Day present a little early this year. I’ve been wanting one of these for a long time now!
It’s a Lortone double barrel rock tumbler from the greatest store on earth.
We stuffed one barrel full of rough tumbling mix.


Thursday, April 26, 2012

lia's crafty journey: tutorial: ms. lipsie the pocket girl

Lia from  Lia's Crafty Journey is sharing her Lipsie the Pocket Girl Tutorial with us! Isn't she just darling!??! 

Thank you for sharing Lia!

tutorial: ms. lipsie the pocket girl

A happy valentine's gift and a Chinese New Year's gift to you all :).  I though I'd share one of my pocket idea :)...not suggested for little girls....as they might get too scared of it hahahahahaha...I made this using my unwanted khakis from GAP, the hair was using my husband's unwanted pants from Express (these pants are like 10years++ by now).  For the lining, I used some leftover Balinese batik and I just happen to find the pink ribbon :).  This was supposed to be a goody bag prototype..but I think it's a little too creepy for children :p.  Here is the link to the tutorial+pattern...ENJOY! And...PLEASE send me some pictures when you make your own version...I would so love to see them :)

Ms. Lipsie trying to eat up my Lens cover :)....yum yum yum....

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Pouch Tutorial!

This is a cute fun pouch and it's so easy to make! Here's how:
Gather your supplies. The list is short- a handful of zippers and a small piece of fabric for the back.

I used (6) #3 ykk coil zippers in various sizes from 7"-14". As long as your smallest zipper is around the same size as your piece of fabric for the back you will be just fine. My backing fabric is a piece of kokka cotton measuring 5" x 6".

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Slash the Stash

We are happy to be sponsoring Slash the Stash this month over at www.fromthebluechair.com Head on over for a 15% coupon code and a chance to win a $25 gift certificate at www.zipit.etsy.com

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Metal Zippers- 5 inch closed bottom ykk nickel teeth zips- (5) pieces - White 501 - $5.00

YKK #5 Metal Zippers(5) #5 heavy duty nickel 5" zippers. These are closed bottom metal teeth ykk zippers.


overall length- 6.5" (16 cm)

actual zipper length- 5" (12.5 cm)

tape width 9/16" (each side)

metal pull- approx 1"

Made in USA

*The last photo shows a #5 metal zipper next to a #3 coil zipper for size reference*


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New Colors Added to the 14" Long Pull Zipper Mix and Match Listings!

YKK Long Pull Handbag Zippers30 #4.5 YKK 14" purse zippers with a long handbag pull. Choose any 30 zippers from the color chart provided.

14" Color choices-

#519 Red

#516 Hot Pink

#515 Princess Pink

#523 Carrot Orange

#506 Sunflower Yellow

#874 Green Apple

#536 Spring Green

#547 Parrot Blue

#919 Navy Blue

#914 Royal Blue

#303 Purple

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