The Sewing Place

What did I buy these for?

Vezelay

What did I buy these for?
« on: January 14, 2022, 18:24:09 PM »
  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  

I knew my efforts to re-organise my sewing room would cause trouble. I keep finding items I bought a while ago and never used - some of which, like this one, I've no idea what they are or what I had in mind when I bought them. It must be something bag or craft related, but what? Each is about 3mm x 4mm and it's a pack of 60 in 3 different colours.

Google Lens thinks they're a "nock set" useful for archery so that's no help, name doesn't ring a bell either.

Any ideas?
« Last Edit: January 14, 2022, 18:27:57 PM by Vezelay »

Sandra

Re: What did I buy these for?
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2022, 18:44:01 PM »
They remind me of zip end thingies so if you shorten a zip you bend these over to stop the zip running off the top...?

Sandra.
xxx

SewRuthieSews

Re: What did I buy these for?
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2022, 18:48:19 PM »
Are they to cover the corners when you've made a bag? Or little feet for a bag?

Ellabella

Re: What did I buy these for?
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2022, 19:02:20 PM »
I second the zip shortening thingy.  Just nip them in with a pair of pliers.

Vezelay

Re: What did I buy these for?
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2022, 19:03:49 PM »
They remind me of zip end thingies so if you shorten a zip you bend these over to stop the zip running off the top...?

Sandra.
xxx

Yes!! @Sandra, that's exactly what they are, it's all coming back to me 😃. Nothing to do with bags at all. I must have bought them years ago, and they ended up in my "bag hardware" drawer presumably because they're metal and small. Excellent, thank you.

toileandtrouble

Re: What did I buy these for?
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2022, 19:27:00 PM »
I wanted some - do you know what they are called? Zip end stops?  Going to try  google...
Images from google no good.  Found some on ebay but only  if I also get lots of the bottom stops for opening zips, but mainly they offer toggles??  Where did you buy them, can you remember?
« Last Edit: January 14, 2022, 19:46:19 PM by toileandtrouble »
Yarn down:  150g
Fabric down:  0m

Vezelay

Re: What did I buy these for?
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2022, 19:36:59 PM »
@toileandtrouble I see them called zipper top stops.


Vezelay

Re: What did I buy these for?
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2022, 19:42:43 PM »
And thanks also @Ellabella - spot on, and to @SewRuthieSews for taking a punt😊.

The number of never-used 'things' I've unearthed in my re-organisation is shocking really  :embarrassed:. That's the trouble with buying stuff just in case.

toileandtrouble

Re: What did I buy these for?
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2022, 19:50:50 PM »
Thanks @Vezelay  hadn't tried that combination of words!  Got some ordered.  I want to shorten some opening zips.
Yarn down:  150g
Fabric down:  0m