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All Zipper Purse
Made from recycled zippers by my Daddy hehe. I don't have to fumble for the opening anymore coz it's always right there!!

Posted by Stephanie from Central Coast, New South Wales, Australia • Published See Stephanie's 30 projects »
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  • How to make a zipper pouch. All Zipper Purse - Step 1
    Step 1

    STEP ONE: find yourself some zippers!! Mine are from the op shop and are the same length...which is really important.

  • How to make a zipper pouch. All Zipper Purse - Step 2
    Step 2

    STEP TWO: I find that if i warn my sewing machine about what's to come she is a lot more helpful... especially with zippers...And we all know how horrible zippers are!!!

  • How to make a zipper pouch. All Zipper Purse - Step 3
    Step 3

    STEP THREE: I have chosen purple and yellow... whatever colours you decide on now is a good time to lie them out in the order you want them to be.

    Then line up the first 2 zippers right side together. Starting at the "zipped" end carefully sew half way down the zippers.

    Leave the needle in, lift the foot and spin the zippers 90 degrees. This makes it easier to unzip them under the foot. But I guess it all depends and the size of your zippers...

    Then continue in this pattern till you feel you have enough to make a case.

  • How to make a zipper pouch. All Zipper Purse - Step 4
    Step 4

    STEP FOUR: The inside should look like this!!!

  • How to make a zipper pouch. All Zipper Purse - Step 5
    Step 5

    STEP FIVE: The outside should look like this... Please note that my zippers are all "up" the same end... in the confusion of zippers it is easy to put them round the wrong way...hehe

    Although if you're after the random look why not!!

  • How to make a zipper pouch. All Zipper Purse - Step 6
    Step 6

    STEP SIX: Fold your mass of zippers together and sew closed. You just have to undo a zipper to get to the ones you are sewing closed.. so follow step 3 and you'll be right!!!

  • How to make a zipper pouch. All Zipper Purse - Step 7
    Step 7

    STEP SEVEN: Sew closed the sides. And you're all most done... I decided to hand sew the end with the zippers as I had more control on the ends than fiddling with them on the sewing machine... but each to their own!!!

  • How to make a zipper pouch. All Zipper Purse - Step 8
    Step 8

    STEP EIGHT: I decided to hand sew the end with the zippers as I had more control on the ends than fiddling with them on the sewing machine... but each to their own!!!

    Then flip it inside out/outside in...

  • How to make a zipper pouch. All Zipper Purse - Step 9
    Step 9

    STEP NINE: ... AND zip and unzip to your hearts content!!! The first thing I did was unzip all the zippers hehehe... now fill with anything you feel like!!!

  • Step 10

    I hope you find this useful as it is my first HOW TO... any questions feel free to ask... sorry it took so long to get the tut up cat but i kinda had a baby ... LOL.

    Cheers Steph!!

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alex j.
alex j. · Melbourne, Victoria, AU
cute and awesome
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Lauren G.
Lauren G.
what do u mean by the zipped end? the one with the pull, or the binded one?
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Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs
Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs · Toronto, Ontario, CA · 3 projects
OMG that's so cool! don't have that many zippers though!
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Omo
Omo · 2 projects
Omg, this is so creative.I'm loving it
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Batgirl
Batgirl · 10 projects
So cool... I wanna make it but the zippers are little expensive, so can you tell me how much zippers will I need? Tongue
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Schwalbe
Schwalbe · 2 projects
Hey, very cool! I have a similiar one, but I bought it Happy And everyone started to open all zippers...was really annoying
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Miss Wednesday
Miss Wednesday · 12 projects
Hehehe 2 or 3 years ago, my friends and i made this.
And the other people in class were like .. "Wow!You guys made this?I thought it was a purchase!" and we were so so proud of our pencil cases lol
However ours were...one zipper opens on the left, the next one on the right, etc etc
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Mel
Mel · Belgium, Wisconsin, US
I don't understand that bit about rotating 90° either, that doesn't make any sense to me. =/
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Moo
Moo · Gold Coast, Queensland, AU · 2 projects
I'm a bit confused about step 3 lol...help anyone? Happy
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Awoken Cello
Awoken Cello · 14 projects
My friend had one of these and I like fell in love with it. I was going to buy one but I could not find them ANYWHERE! So I thought I would make one (I had no idea how to) but then I found one at a Good Will for a dollar.. so now I got one. Now that I have found this though.. I still might make one! haha =D
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