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Transform three old zippers into a hipster bow-tie!

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1120 projects »
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  • How to make a bow tie. Zipper Bow Tie - Step 1
    Step 1

    To make a bow-tie you'll need a zipper long enough to fit your neck and two contrasting 10" zippers.

    With the two 10" zippers zipped up, cut the top 3" with the zip pull off each zipper and place to one side.

  • How to make a bow tie. Zipper Bow Tie - Step 2
    Step 2

    Take the remaining 7" of each zipper and carefully unzip one of them. Pin either side of the opened zipper, with the toothed edge facing out, along the top and bottom of the closed zipper.

  • How to make a bow tie. Zipper Bow Tie - Step 3
    Step 3

    Sew in place.

  • How to make a bow tie. Zipper Bow Tie - Step 4
    Step 4

    Repeat these steps for the 3" pieces of zipper.

  • How to make a bow tie. Zipper Bow Tie - Step 5
    Step 5

    Pin the two ends of the zip together to create a loop.

  • How to make a bow tie. Zipper Bow Tie - Step 6
    Step 6

    Stitch in place.

  • How to make a bow tie. Zipper Bow Tie - Step 7
    Step 7

    Pin the loop in the middle of the long zipper, so that it lies flat.

  • How to make a bow tie. Zipper Bow Tie - Step 8
    Step 8

    Wrap the 3" strip around the loop and zipper, so that it squeezes the loop into a nice bow the zip pull sitting nicely at the front of the bow-tie. Pin the open edges at the bottom and sew in place.

  • How to make a bow tie. Zipper Bow Tie - Step 9
    Step 9

    Finally sew either end of a velcro strip to the back of the long zipper for your neck.

  • How to make a bow tie. Zipper Bow Tie - Step 10
    Step 10

    Trim off any loose threads and it's ready to wear!

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