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    Any suggestions as to what to do with an unused portion of a zipper. I used 8" plus the pull of a 22" zipper. I hate to dispose of it.
    Claudia

    #2
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    I'd be curious too :-)
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      #3
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      You can make loops with each leftover piece and sew them inside a seam. Somewhat like the loop on a pot holder (although I would not use them for a pot holder!) I could see a small wall hanging having a loop at each end at the top and using that to hang it on an ornamental hanger. Also, could be loops on a small fabric basket.

      I think you can also buy additional pulls, but don't know how much that would cost.
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        #4
        Re: Zipper

        Lazy Girl Designs uses zippers/leftovers in many ways. Check out their blog.

        http://www.lazygirldesigns.com/bag-d...pper-technique

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          #5
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          sounds like a lot of extra work. Have you thought of buying shorter zippers.
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          Terry

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            #6
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            Originally posted by katier825 View Post
            Lazy Girl Designs uses zippers/leftovers in many ways. Check out their blog.

            http://www.lazygirldesigns.com/bag-d...pper-technique
            I second this. Look at the Fobio and the Sweetpea Pods.

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              #7
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              You can buy extra zipper tabs to put on it....use it as trim....make a flower....put it in the trash!! I don't worry about it because I buy my zippers in large quantities so it does not bother me when I cut them....just toss them in the trash.
              pat.

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                #8
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                lots of uses for that scrap zipper - key fobs, hanging tabs, etc. Some people even make jewelry and little flowers from them.

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                  #9
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                  you can buy zipper repair kits at places like Joann, Walmart, Hobby Lobby, etc. They only cost a couple of dollars and have pulls in them. Just add a pull to your leftover length and use in a project. I think that would be less expensive than buying a new 14" zipper which is what you have if you cut 8 inches off a 22 inch zipper. It is kinda tricky getting a pull onto the teeth of a zipper, there is a you tube video out there that shows the trick in doing it.

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                    #10
                    Re: Zipper

                    If you really like the look of this zipper (metal teeth, interesting texture, oversized teeth, etc), use it as a trim somewhere on a bag or pillow... if it's just a ordinary nylon type, why sweat it? Toss it

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