Zipper Flower Purse

A purse with unusual trim.

Approximate Time: 5 hours

Supplies:

  • pattern for purse, I used McCall's 5599
  • interfacing
  • sewing thread
  • sewing machine
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  • buckles for attaching strap
  • lining
  • metal zippers
  • fabric glue
  • needle

Instructions:

This purse has directions included in pattern. I think you could take any purse you buy that is rather plain and use this idea also. I have included everything that you need in the supplies to make the purse from scratch, but you certainly could use one that you have bought.

    The roses on it are made from metal zippers. You take a metal zipper, I think these were 12 inch length ones, and cut the stopper end off so they are separated. Now you have two pieces.

  1. You put them together on the short end to get enough length to gather them into a rose.
  2. Then you thread a needle with a double thread and run a gathering stitch on "tape" of the zipper.
  3. Sew the bottom as you go to form a rose.
  4. I used three lengths for the center rose, but the rest were all two lengths.

  5. Then take one length to make the trailing stem, cutting the "tape" close to the zipper.
  6. After you get all these done, glue them to the bag with fabric glue.

By Elaine from IA

September 14, 20100 found this helpful

I like this purse a lot. It's such a cute idea.

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September 15, 20100 found this helpful

That purse is really nice. Would make a nice book bag for school too!

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September 15, 20100 found this helpful

Another fabulous idea! What a cute way to use up old zippers!

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September 15, 20100 found this helpful

Such a creative idea. Would make nice Christmas gifts!

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September 15, 20100 found this helpful

I'm totally stealing this idea. I have so many old zippers in my collection!

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September 15, 20100 found this helpful

What a great idea to use zippers. I love this. Hugs.

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September 16, 20100 found this helpful

Cannot wait to try doing this for myself. Thank you for such a creative idea. This just may be my Christmas presents to my friends, the Rowdy Girls.

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September 22, 20100 found this helpful

Elaine, Was the McCalls's pattern easy or difficult to understand?

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October 1, 20120 found this helpful

Elaine, as usual, you have produced something absolutely gorgeous! You are so talented! Thank you for sharing!

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