Sooner or later you're going to have to deal with a stuck zipper, whether it's on your favorite jacket, backpack, or pair of pants. Simply tugging hard on the zipper tab hardly ever works, but a few things lying around your house might do the trick. To help unstick your zippe ...more
There are many instances where a zipper on a bag, purse, coat, etc. will fail to function or jam. It may be that the zipper needs replacement, but oftentimes it can be fixed using a simple technique. YouTube user MediaMason shows how many zipper problems result from a simple c ...more
In this how to video, you will learn how to open a locked zippered luggage bag. This is very useful if you plan a trip and forget the key to the lock of your luggage bag. All you need is a normal pen. Remove the lid of the pen. Apply pressure in between the zipper. Once you ge ...more
Zipper packages come with instructions, but without a visual guide they can be a challenge to attach. Learn how to sew a zipper by watching this video crafting tutorial.
Are you in a hurry and just found out that your zipper is broker? This how to video offers a quick fix to almost any broken zipper that will save you lots of money. All you need to fix a zipper is a screwdriver, pliers, and candle wax.
Is your zipper stuck on your favorite sweatshirt or jacket? It's not a lost cause! Fix a stuck zipper with just a few household items. You Will Need: • Tweezers • A pencil • Bar soap • Lip balm • Petroleum jelly • Olive oil • A cotton swab Step 1: Start tugging Gently ...more
Do you have a fashion emergency? Are you out and about and your zipper just gave in? If you have a skirt that is falling apart as you wear it, or are camping and need to fix a sleeping bag at the last minute, check out this tutorial. In it, you will learn how to repair zippers ...more
An invisible zipper adds a nice finish to fancier sewing projects, as it just looks like a regular seam. This how-to video demonstrates sewing in an invisible zipper to a garment. The process is much easier if you have a specialty zipper foot for the sewing machine. Watch this ...more
Create crazy looking images by 'unzipping' a person or object using Adobe Illustrator to create the zipper and then adding it to an image in Adobe Photoshop. Your tools in Illustrator will be the basic shape tool, the brush pallet, and a transform filter. In Photoshop you'll n ...more
Apply the zipper eye makeup Halloween costume look by gluing real zippers below your eye. This gives a really creepy, skin opening look. Make it more gruesome with fake blood and darker eye makeup. It's originally a MAC makeup look, but many use it for scary costuming or an in ...more
This how to video is a good general reference for anyone making their own pants, trousers, or jeans; basically any article of clothing with a fly front. The example uses a Suitability pants pattern, and can also be used to substitute a button fly. Watch and learn how to sew on ...more
Having zippers on your clothes can be much better than having buttons or anything else. They're sturdy and can close up any gap with one swipe. If you plan on making your own clothes from scratch, it's important to know how to sew zippers onto your clothing. This helpful tuto ...more
This video shows how to make a bus pass holder, coin purse, or belt pouch. Nicole Tirona of Its Your Life demonstrates building this useful pouch. The pouch features a zippered closure, a clear window and no seam in the bottom. You will need vinyl, zipper, clear plastic that y ...more
DOn't you hate it when your zipper breaks? A broken zipper can really ruin your favorite jacket, skirt, top or pair of trousers. If you are having this problem, check out this straight forward tutorial. In it, you will learn how to replace your zipper and the zipper slide to s ...more
This video sewing tutorial gives a clear and complete demonstration of how to correctly sew an invisible zipper. Included are tips and materials needed. Learn how to sew with the help of this instructional video and OTIS College of Art and Design.
Show off your creative side, by stearing away from the same old criss crossed shoe lace tying style... Do the "zipper" lacing style! In this lace tying tutorial, learn how to complete the "zipper" shoelace style in no time at all.
This video sewing tutorial shows a clear and complete demonstration of how to correctly sew a lap zipper. Included are tips and materials needed. Watch and learn how to attach a lap zipper with the help of the Fashion Design department at OTIS College of Art and Design.
The Genoese Zipper Sinnet is actually a fusion of both the single Genoese Bar and the Zipper Sinnet, obvious reasons for the name. This knot can be great for making a strap, bracelet, or necklace. In this video you will learn how to tie the knot up close and personal, giving t ...more
Small containers are useful for many things. They're good for storing snacks if you have children, as well as holding coins or odds and ends. But those regular store-bought containers are lame—who wants to keep their stuff in a Tupperware dish or old butter container? If you' ...more
Want to attach a zipper to your sewing project? Get tips for sewing on zippers in this free craft video series from a professional clothing designer. Part 1 of 15 - How to Sew zippers. Sew zippers - Part 2 of 15. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Sew zippe ...more
In this video series, our expert will teach you how to sew a zipper. If you've ever thrown away a piece of clothing because of a broken zipper, this is the video for you to watch. Get step-by-step instructions for sewing three different kinds of zippers, including an invisible ...more
Turn some old sewing basket leftovers into some fun and crafty creations! This tutorial shows you how to turn an old zipper into a trendy little flower. All you need, besides the zipper, is some needle and thread and some felt or heavy fabric to use as the base.
When you have a lot of equipment, dragging it everywhere with you can be a pain, especially when the weather's bad. Sure, you can put it in a camera bag, but a lot of them don't protect your stuff from water, and waterproof cases can get expensive. Rather than buying a case, ...more
First of all you need some basic tools like sewing machine, scissors, pins, ruler, measuring tape and thread. You also need a printed knit of size 1.5 yard or 1.4 meters ad a separating zipper of size 18 inches or 46 cm. First you have to start by making the straps and bodice. ...more
Need to replace a zipper but don't want to pay the $20 or $30 a seamstress might charge? In this video presented by Queen of DIY, learn how to replace a zipper step-by-step. Keep your favorite jeans in rotation and out of the trash by fixing your own zipper!
Start with two rectangles of fabric, both the same size. You will also need a short zipper and a few basic sewing supplies (pins and a sewing machine). Then just follow along with this video to make your own zippered change purse!
In this video we learn how to make a zipper purse or mini fanny pack for your belt. First, fold a bandanna in half and cut out a rectangle. Then, cut a rectangle out for the belt loop too. Next, take one of the bigger rectangles and cut it about 1.5 inches from the top. Then, ...more
There are few sartorial dilemmas so frustrating as a stuck coat zipper. This guide, however, will sort both you and your problem out: it presents a method for unsticking even the trickiest of stuck zippers. For a complete overview of how to unstick your zippers, watch this fre ...more
If you already know how to sew a lapped zipper, than it's time to move onto the centered zipper, and that's exactly what you'll learn in this sewing tutorial. There's easy-to-follow directions for sewing lapped zippers using a basic sewing machine. If you don't have a sewing m ...more
In this video series, learn how to make a zipper backpack. Our expert, Karen Weisman, shows you the step-by-step instructions to make this sewing project. Learn the materials you need. Part 1 of 24 - How to Sew a zipper backpack. Sew a zipper backpack - Part 2 of 24. Click thr ...more
A zipper may look intimidating, but it's really not. This tutorial shows you an easy and quick way to sew a zipper. You will need a zipper, straight pins, matching thread, scissors, your sewing project and a special zipper foot for your sewing machine.
In this clip, you will learn everything you need to know about zippers. Check out this tutorial for info on how to sew in zippers to your projects and make them look more polished and be more functional. This video will explain the zipper anatomy, zipper feet and will show you ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to install a zipper into your knit. The first way you can do this is to take it to a tailor and they will do it for around $15. To do this by hand, grab your piece that needs a zipper and then steam the edges. After this, take a sewing needle and ...more
This is a great project for beginners - sew your own knife edge pillow with a zipper. If you can, use a rotary cutter instead of scissors to get better, cleaner lines for your project. Also get a sturdy zipper.
Check out this video to learn how to make a zipper bolero with an old t-shirt. It's a bit of a complicated project, but you'll get it after watching this video. Make sure you have a sewing machine! These awesome tips are from threadbanger.
These are some easy-to-follow directions on a sewing technique fore sewing lapped zippers on garments and clothing. You'll use a basting stitch to close the zipper seam from the hip to the waist, then you'll serge the center back seam edges separately. To see the rest of the s ...more
This video sewing tutorial shows a clear and complete demonstration of how to correctly sew a railroad zipper. Included are tips and materials needed. Watch and learn with the help of the Fashion Design department at OTIS College of Art and Design.
Ignore the instructions that came with your pattern. Most are so complicated, you'll give up and switch to a lapped zipper insertion. Learn detailed instructions for converting any zipper opening to a fly front. Click the Realplayer or Quicktime link to start the video. Put in ...more
"Oh God! Again this Zipper got stuck. I'm gonna through it away." People… cool! This kinda things can be done on your own… by yourself by some simple household items. Things you need: Wax/Candle Pencil Lip balm Really Simple Tips for Fixing a Stuck Zipper Video: . Step 1: W ...more
Tying one on can be fun, so why not try tying two on! This clear and easy tutorial shows how to combine the Zipper Sinnet with a Caterpillar Sinnet to get the very smart looking Thorn Branch sinnet. You'll need 2.5 feet of 450 Paracord. Tie it today!
Need some help figuring out how to tie a wide-zipper sinnet? You've found it. This video crafts tutorial from TyingItAllTogether will walk you through the entire process. For specifics, including step-by-step instructions, and to get started tying your own wide-zipper sinnet, ...more
Evocative of master Pop artist Claes Oldenburg, Japanese artist Yasuhiro Suzuki built a motorboat facsimile of a massively scaled zipper pull. From an aerial view, it's parting stream resembles a parting zipper. Absurdly fun. Previously, Soft and Squishy Sculptures.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to attach a giant slider to a zipper chain. This task is very simple and fast to do. This zipper is for large materials that can not be enclosed with the regular sized zipper. The slider is removable and able to reattach to the zipper ...more
in this Zipper bracelet is used Half Hitch knot or oldest name - Basket Stitch. They can be used as part of plant hangers, or to make belts, bracelets, and other items. This is very easy to make (: can be used as a friendship bracelet and good for beginners :) Video: .
In this instructional fashion video, learn how to turn your school uniform shirt into a zipper shirt! This great DIY lesson was sent in for the Threadbanger Janome contest, so we thought we'd share this one to please everyone asking what to do with their old school uniforms. S ...more
Thread Heads travel to a craft fair and learn how to sew a zipper on to your homemade clothing.
It looks like streamlined skinny jeans are here to stay, at least for a few years more, so if your collection of these skinnies has gotten quite large and all your jeans are beginning to look the same, why not try out a fun personalization project to make one pair unique? The ...more
In this video, we learn how to add a zipper to a latex garment. First, apply glue to the zipper, using an ammonia based adhesive in one coat. Next, take a small paint brush from any store and apply a thin layer of adhesive to the zipper. The top will take about 45 minutes to d ...more
This how-to video shows you how to use a corn zipper. This is a fun and useful gadget for the kitchen. The corn zipper takes corn off the cob, quickly and efficiently. Just put it on the corn and pull. This will take it off easily. Not everyone can eat corn on the cob. It will ...more
Back to school is the best time of the year to flaunt new clothing and accessories you scored during the summer. But since so many of us shop at the same places these days (come on, when was the last time you visited Target?), it's very likely you'll end up with a dress or nec ...more
You really can't go wrong with florals and zippers. The two fashion trends are indeed opposites, with florals being overly dainty and zippers being more punk rock, but when you combine them together you achieve a striking balance. A lot of girls refuse to wear florals because ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a zipper belt. First, you will need to take three long zippers and then heat up a glue gun. Apply some glue to the middle zipper, then put the other zipper's side on the side where the glue is. Do this for the other side and wait for them ...more
Is your zipper so loose and just going to separate it? Wait ... wait... there's a way to fix your loose zipper when it's on one side of the track or chain. There's one famous sayings, "keep it simple," so just follow this simple steps. Video: . Step 1: Take a Keyring Step 2: ...more
This video shows how to make a simple and stylish belt out of three zippers, a square of wool, and a glue gun. For those who are not skilled at sewing, there is no sewing required in the making of this belt. Taking the hot glue gun, place glue lengthwise along the back of the ...more
This is an instructional video for beginning ukulele players on how to play the song Plenty More by the Squirrel Nut Zippers. Originally the song was on banjo, I think, but it's not such a stretch to play it on the ukulele.
This is a quick and easy tutorial, great for anyone interested in learning how to make their own designer handbag. Add in a zippered pocket to the inside lining of your handbag. You will need a window stencil and a craft knife as well as your notions. Add a zippered pocket to ...more
since zipper rides have wide seats either connect two porta johns or find a "doublewide" 2 seater crapper. if you can get away with using just one crapper, cool. mount all safety harnesses and mount the the crapper in the ride mounts. have the guys fill the crapper/s up and ha ...more
Now that the weather is colder and drier than usual, you may be using Chapstick more frequently to moisturize your dry lips. Did you know that you can also use Chapstick on dry elbows, dry cuticles, dry knuckles, and even the ends of your hair? In addition to making your chap ...more
Have you ever found something in your suitcase that wasn't yours? Maybe it was, but you're almost certain it wasn't. Maybe a friend slipped something in your baggage before your departure flight? Maybe the TSA was playing a joke on you, since they have all the master keys for ...more
Originally invented in the 1950s to develop a rust-preventing solvent and degreaser for the aerospace industry, WD-40 spray has at least 2,000 practical uses for house-cleaning, gardening, furniture maintenance, farming, and more. Commonly used to repel water and prevent corro ...more