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Budget zips

rowe1311

Budget zips
« on: September 07, 2017, 12:29:06 PM »
In our sewing class we are trying to make things for a christmas fayre.  Everything will be pretty cheap, between £1 and £5 as I don't think people will be willing to spend more than that. 

We are using up scrap fabric but will need to buy a few things like zips.  I am looking to buy 20 or 30 zips, mainly black or white for purses.  Not actually sure what size, but pretty small.  Anyone know of any websites that sell zips as cheaply as possible? 

Snowgoose

Re: Budget zips
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2017, 12:31:48 PM »
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Stitches

Re: Budget zips
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2017, 13:17:03 PM »
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UttaRetch

Re: Budget zips
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2017, 14:40:47 PM »
Local market or stall?
What goes around comes around.

wrenkins

Re: Budget zips
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2017, 15:15:42 PM »
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CONTINUOUS-ZIP-SLIDERS-No-3-26-COLOURS-ZIPPERS-CUSHIONS-UPHOLSTERY-/400891366177?var=&hash=item5d56fccb21:m:manXCCKive3fnjUVGLy8ygw
 You only get two sliders on a metre but the same seller does the spare sliders in variuos quantities so you can cut it up as large or as small as you like.

rowe1311

Re: Budget zips
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2017, 19:35:19 PM »
Thank you so much, my searches never come up with such great deals.  I had no idea about the continuous zipper thing, what a great idea and I have ordered 5 metres of both black and white with extra fasteners.  I hope it isn't too fiddly. 

Angela

wrenkins

Re: Budget zips
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2017, 19:41:02 PM »
Glad to help. I hope it works out ok. I've a feeling there's a knack...maybe keeping all the sliders on rather than doing it individually??? Check out Youtube, there's bound to be something there.  :)

Roger

Re: Budget zips
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2017, 21:11:02 PM »
Check eBay, I bought about 200 ( I haven't counted them) mixed size zips in a mix of metal and plastic and different styles for a £5 including PnP.

But I probably won't need to buy another zip this lifetime...
A bit of a vintage sewing machine nut! Singers: 500a, 401g, 48k Elnas: lotus SP & grasshopper, Bernina 530-2 F+R 504, Pfaff 30, Cresta T-132

Morgan

Re: Budget zips
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2017, 00:02:56 AM »

BrendaP

Re: Budget zips
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2017, 00:36:02 AM »
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
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