Tuesday, January 31, 2012

My Father Sews Zippers Better Than I Do

Shh... we're here in Singapore, and yes, we've been to the beach and some of us are sunburnt, and today we went swimming till the rain came, but this post is not about that.

My Dad showed me his sewing projects, see. Little cordura zippered pouches for archery equipment. His zipper work is stunning. I have to take pictures and blog them when I get home. He uses one side of the zipper tape. Just one half. Per pouch. So each zipper he buys makes two pouches. Incredibly neat, because there aren't the little zipper tails to deal with, or zipper stops, either. So clever. I feel somewhat inferior, looking at my own bags. 


  1. I am fascinated by this possibility. Please do share. You have such a cool family. Enjoy them while you're there!

    1. I can't wait to see your dads zipper method
      Zippers scare me.

  2. I am trying to picture how this would work. Looking forward to your post with pictures.

  3. I'm fascinated too...and confused as to how it works! Looking forward to the details when you get back.

    Enjoy the rest of your stay :)

  4. Wha?!? So no zipper pull either? (Or does that get cut in half? : )) I'm so intrigued!

  5. Sounds intriguing! Can't wait to see!

  6. non vedo l'ora di conoscere questo metodo, buone vacanze. Elena

  7. I want to see photos of this too. My visual learner self cant wrap
    my brain around your lovely description.

  8. Oh, please, please post this. I just can't imagine how it's done.

    In fact, since you love the lessons, how about whole zipper series? Zippers are scary to lots of people. You could do it like the pocket thing you did awhile back: invisible zipper, lapped zipper, center installation, in a lined bag, zipper around a curve, separating zipper. You get the idea.


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