Sunday, December 16, 2012

Fun with Zippers

I've been sick with bronchitis for a few weeks, but I finally snuck down into my studio and had some fun with Zippers!!

I love the look of zipper flowers, so I made this poinsettia for my MIL. I loved it so much that I made a few more for gifts.
Zipper Poinsettia

If you are going to make zipper flowers, I highly recommend the Whimsy Pinwheel tool from Kari Me Away.  You put pins through the holes in the tool, and then wrap the zipper around the pins. It's soo much easier than trying to hold the zipper with one hand, while twisting with the other. This tool free's up both hands.
Whimsey Pinwheel Tool

I also made these adorable zipper hearts for two teenage girls in my extended family.  I put them on corded necklaces and mailed them out as a surprise. Both girls loved them.
Zipper Heart

Of course I also made one for myself.
Zipper Necklace

Happy Sewing!!
 - Kat  :)

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Welcome to Calico Cali Designs! I’m Kat, digitizer and sewing enthusiast. I learned how to digitize in 2010 from master digitizer Walter Floriani…it was an amazing experience. Soon instead of spending my time sewing, quilting and stitching out other people’s embroidery designs, I was sewing, quilting and stitching out my own embroidery designs. I created this blog, not only as a place to share my embroidery designs, but also as a place to share all the things I make, sew, paint, embroider, and create. You’ll see posts about my life, my studio, patterns I’ve sewn and products I’ve tested. I hope you enjoy reading these posts as much as I’ve enjoyed creating them. Follow me on twitter . Hugs!! – Kat