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Learn to make Zipper Tabs

Sometimes, it is hard to find the exact zipper needed in your for a project.  There are so many different types, colors and sizes of zippers.  In this tutorial, you will learn to make zipper tabs with a nylon zipper.

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But first, let’s explore the anatomy of a nylon zipper.

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I like to use colorful zippers!  They make projects fun and exciting!  Let’s dive right in and Learn to Make a Zipper Tab!

Supplies:

  • Nylon Zipper (I get all my zippers right HERE)
  • 3″x 4″rectangle of quilting cotton fabric
  • Thread (I recommend using a 40 wt thread – perfect for zippered projects)

Tools:

Learn how to make zipper tabs! This step by step tutorial will give you all the instruction you need to make zipper tabs! #zipper #sewing #sewmuchmooreinstore #sewmuchmoore Learn how to make zipper tabs! This step by step tutorial will give you all the instruction you need to make zipper tabs! #zipper #sewing #sewmuchmooreinstore #sewmuchmoore

Basic Instructions:

  1. Fold and press fabric rectangle in half lengthwise , wrong sides together
  2. Open it back up and fold each side to the center; press.
  3. Trim the ends of the zipper tail to just beyond the “stopper”.
  4. Slip the zipper end in between the folded fabric to create a sandwich.  Fuse in place.
  5. Straight stitch along the edge.  Trim off ends of fabric from zipper tab.
  6. Open zipper and repeat steps 3 & 4.  Be sure to line up the zipper straight across the top opening before attaching the zipper tab.


Important Tips:

  • Go SLOW when stitching over the coil part of zipper.  If the needle hits the zipper coil too fast it could snap and break.
  • Consider stitching the fabric a couple times, just for security sake.

I created a YouTube tutorial to help you learn to make zipper tabs.  Enjoy!

Zipper tabs are the perfect little detail for small pouches.  Sometimes, even if the zipper is the right size, I will make it smaller just to add the tabs.  I just love the added punch of color!  Like I mentioned before, I get all my zippers from my favorite zipper source.  There are so many colors available and so many different zipper types and sizes too!  This shop even has some excellent zipper pulls available as well!

Zippers from Zipit are really the best source of zippers online. They have all sizes, colors and types! #zippers #sewing

I hope you learned a lot from this tutorial.  I would love to know how you are going to use this technique in your next project.  Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Sewing!

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The Airshow Mini Quilt

I just love my Airshow Mini Quilt! I took a Quilting Workshop, which was hosted by the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild.  The KCMQG was hosting Latifah Saafir, with Latifah Saafir Studios. This workshop featured the Airshow Quilt pattern.  Because the workshop was a half day, all the class participants learned how to make a mini quilt (or a pillow top).  In this class we learned about Latifah’s pattern and some great tips and trick for working with bias tape.  Let me share more about how I made my Airshow Mini Quilt.

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THE airshow mini quilt – MATERIALS LIST

(just a side note about the fabric that I used.  I hope you are able to find some, with the links I have provided.  This fabric is out of production and will someday be gone forever)

In case you wanted to make a different (larger size) of this amazing pattern, here is an image of what fabric amounts are required for each size.

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THE airshow mini QUILT – SUPPLY LIST

  • Sewing Machine (if you don’t have one yet, here are some that I recommend)
  • Cotton Thread (I recommend Aurifil 50 wt)
  • Rotary Cutter with sharp blade (no kidding about a sharp blade)
  • Acrylic Ruler
  • Cutting Mat
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Sewing Pins or Wonder Clips
  • 1/2″ (12mm) Bias Tape Maker
  • Erasable Fabric Marker
  • Washable School Glue (like Elmer’s)

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THE airshow mini QUILT – ASSEMBLY

Using Latifah’s pattern, you will cut out your focus fabric and glue this to your background fabric.  Be sure to use Latifah’s diagram to help you layout the pieces in the proper place.  Then, using your Erasable Fabric Marker, you will trace and draw your loop lines.  Make your bias tape and sew this over the lines.  Super fun and easy!  In case you haven’t made bias tape before, here is a helpful video tutorial!


The entire class had a wonderful time making our Airshow Quilt Blocks!  Check out some of these fun snapshots of the KCMQG Class!  So many great varieties of fabric.  Isn’t it amazing how different these can look, just by selecting different fabrics?  Say hello to some of my favorite people!  I just love the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild!

     

If you ever get a chance to take a class with Latifah Saafir, I highly recommend it!  She is an excellent instructor and her style is amazing!  You can learn more about Latifah on her website.  If you belong to a guild, I would also recommend you make arrangements to have Latifah come for a visit!  So much fun and inspiration!

I hope you try this fun project!  This Airshow Mini Quilt has found it’s place on my wall of mini quilts!  Yay!

Happy Quilting!

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