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A cute & easy way to reuse a zipper from an old pair of jeans
I saw a zipper heart necklace on Etsy and decided to make my own version. I took apart the zipper from an old pair of white jeans. Enjoy(:

**If anything is confusing, feel free to comment or message me

Posted by mango.slush.boba from United States, United States • Published See mango.slush.boba's 2 projects »
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  • How to make a zipper necklace. Zipper Heart Necklace - Step 1
    Step 1

    Take your zipper and cut off some fabric on the sides, so only less than a centimeter remains.

  • How to make a zipper necklace. Zipper Heart Necklace - Step 2
    Step 2

    Zip it up to about 1/4 of the length

  • How to make a zipper necklace. Zipper Heart Necklace - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut off the excess fabric off the end of the right side

  • How to make a zipper necklace. Zipper Heart Necklace - Step 4
    Step 4

    Fold the left half exactly as shown in the picture

  • How to make a zipper necklace. Zipper Heart Necklace - Step 5
    Step 5

    Fold the right half on top of the left and line it up

  • How to make a zipper necklace. Zipper Heart Necklace - Step 6
    Step 6

    Sew in place

  • How to make a zipper necklace. Zipper Heart Necklace - Step 7
    Step 7

    Unfold it, and it should look like this

  • How to make a zipper necklace. Zipper Heart Necklace - Step 8
    Step 8

    Cut off the excess fabric on the left half

  • How to make a zipper necklace. Zipper Heart Necklace - Step 9
    Step 9

    Fold it again and sew the front half to the back

  • How to make a zipper necklace. Zipper Heart Necklace - Step 10
    Step 10

    Flip it over and trim off the excess fabric

  • How to make a zipper necklace. Zipper Heart Necklace - Step 11
    Step 11

    Take your two jump rings and twist them open with your fingers. Set them aside. Take your needle and poke two holes in the top corners of your zipper heart. Make sure you poke the holes next to the metal part of the zipper. You might want to get a thicker needle to make the holes big enough

  • How to make a zipper necklace. Zipper Heart Necklace - Step 12
    Step 12

    Take your jump rings and pull them through the holes you made, but don't close them yet

  • How to make a zipper necklace. Zipper Heart Necklace - Step 13
    Step 13

    Take your necklace chain and fold it in half to find the middle

  • How to make a zipper necklace. Zipper Heart Necklace - Step 14
    Step 14

    Use your scissors to cut it in half

  • How to make a zipper necklace. Zipper Heart Necklace - Step 15
    Step 15

    Take then end links and pull them through the open jump rings. Close the jump rings.

    And voila! You have finished your zipper heart necklace!

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Marzia A.
Marzia A. · Arco, Trentino-Alto Adige, IT · 1 project
Totally loving it!Wink
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Peggy C.
Peggy C. · San Francisco, California, US · 2 projects
See your local art supply recycling center or discount fabric store for cheap zippers. Note that nylon zippers tend not to be as dramatic as metal-toothed ones.
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lajune.moreland
lajune.moreland · Mountainair, New Mexico, US
Might want to include length of the zipper but really a cute project. Plan on making some for my granddaughters!
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dontdreamitbeit
dontdreamitbeit · 16 projects
Just made mine! Thank you for the awesome tutorial Happy

I had a lot of fun!
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mango.slush.boba
mango.slush.boba · United States, US · 3 projects
Kitty & Laura R: Thanks so much! It means a lot(:

Karma: Any zipper will do actually; the longer it is the bigger it will be.
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CO + K User

This is a really cool idea! I'm gonna make this I think... If I can find zipper to use. Happy
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Kitty
Kitty · Okotoks, Alberta, CA · 18 projects
wow, awesome!
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Laura R.
Laura R. · Manchester, England, GB · 32 projects
Really simple but effective, I like it Happy
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