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Pretty Easy
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Derby, England, gb
2008
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zip rose accessory

I've seen these in the shops and couldn't imagine spending money on them when I could make one myself! Not at all hard to do. I'm going to hot-glue a brooch back onto it and wear it on my coat :)

Instructions

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Cost
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  1. How to make a zipper brooch. Zip Rose - Step 1 1

    Get your zip. The best type to use for this are the ones with chunky metal teeth so that your 'petals' will really stand out!

  2. How to make a zipper brooch. Zip Rose - Step 2 2

    Open it all the way out and grab hold of the left (lower in the picture) end to start working from. I'm right-handed so this means I'm more comfortable turning it clockwise as I work, but if you're left-handed you might prefer to try the opposite.

  3. How to make a zipper brooch. Zip Rose - Step 3 3

    Fold over the fabric end and pinch it in place with your thumb, then get your needle and thread to secure it in place. Keep turning it and sewing as you go along.

  4. How to make a zipper brooch. Zip Rose - Step 4 4

    This is what it looks like when you've done one rotation. To attach the outer layer to the inner, sew between the teeth of the zip as well as going over folds in the fabric. Try to keep it as flat as you can.

  5. How to make a zipper brooch. Zip Rose - Step 5 5

    Progress shot.

  6. How to make a zipper brooch. Zip Rose - Step 6 6

    When you're near the tag, cut off the metal stopper so that the pull can be removed. This is to keep the rose as flat and un-bulgy as possible, otherwise later on you'll be trying to sew over that.

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  8. How to make a zipper brooch. Zip Rose - Step 8 8

    Tuck this end under neatly and sew into place.

  9. How to make a zipper brooch. Zip Rose - Step 9 9

    Do the same with the other raw end and then continue to create the outer layer.

  10. How to make a zipper brooch. Zip Rose - Step 10 10

    When you get to the end of the zip, tuck it under so that it just gradually disappears from sight and sew.

  11. How to make a zipper brooch. Zip Rose - Step 11 11

    View from the back.

  12. How to make a zipper brooch. Zip Rose - Step 12 12

    The last stage is to flip it over and go back over all the loose fabric folds, securing them in place. Keep checking on the front to make sure you're keeping it looking neat.

  13. How to make a zipper brooch. Zip Rose - Step 13 13

    And your zip rose is finished! Use it as a hairclip, or as a brooch, as a pendant, wear it on your wrist like American girls do on prom night, use it to decorate soft furnishings etc etc :)

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Britta J.
Britta J. · Derby, England, gb · 66 projects

Lori, I would either use some hot glue or stitch the hair clip to the zip rose :)

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Britta J.
Britta J. · Derby, England, gb · 66 projects

Lori, I would either use some hot glue or stitch the hair clip to the zip rose :)

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lori Dunham l.
lori Dunham l. · Monroe, Louisiana, us

if you were to want to connect the rose to a hair clip how would you do it?

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lori Dunham l.
lori Dunham l. · Monroe, Louisiana, us

if you were to want to connect the rose to a hair clip how would you do it?

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Britta J.
Britta J. · Derby, England, gb · 66 projects

Hi Caro! Yes, it is just making it into a flat spiral and sewing it into place as you go along. I may make a how-to soon but I'm sure you'll figure it out without :)

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Caro D.
Caro D. · Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region, cl

Wow! I love it! I eanted to do it a long time a go
How did you do it? just roll it an sewed?Please try to ansewr to me ^^
Bye!

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Mab
Mab

awesome. really easy accessory to add to anything: shoes, coats, skirts... how to pls?

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