Add a Little ZIP to Your Wardrobe!

Think zippers are just for the fronts of jackets? Think again! You can turn an ordinary zipper into a stylish accessory with just a bit of cutting and sewing.
A new pattern from Indygo Junction shows just how easy it is to make jewelry or pretty pins with colorful zippers. “Zipper Jewels” (A11427) will show you how to create fun and funky necklaces, pins and bracelets from zippers and a few other items.

We made samples from “My Garden Zips” (A11426), a pattern that includes instructions for 4 different floral pins as well as three cute bugs.

We used the “Zipper Accents” (A11670, A11671) in both colors for our samples. Choose your colors, cut the zippers, do a bit of hand sewing and you have one stylish accessory.

For another take on the corsage, see the new patterns in our wool/wool felt department: “Bijou Brooches”. The “Fall Collection” (A11563) includes a sunflower, aster and oak/acorn design. The “Winter Collection” (A11562) offers a holly, poinsettia and snow blossom. Using wool felt makes these quick and easy as you don;t need to worry about fraying. The bead embellishments add a special little something.

See how easy it is to create a new look for the new year!
Guest blogger: Cathy Mark

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