This is a great tutorial on how to create zipper pulls (or buttons and other embellishments) from Vintaj Natural Brass.
Posted by Amy Friend
First I embossed a selection of altered Vintaj natural brass blanks in different sizes and shapes. I used Sizzix embossing folders for some of the zipper pulls.
For others, I used the Vintaj DecoEmboss Dies. The Vintaj dies result in a crisper embossed image but both turned out well. Then I used the reliefing block to highlight the raised portions.
There are so many possibilities! I chose this button embossed design to coordinate with a Japanese Alphabet print I planned to use for a project. It features a button design amidst the letters.
I’m not going to explain the general construction of a zipper pouch here but I would like to explain how I used the Sizzix Bigz L Die-Borders, Ribbon and Scallop to embellish the pouch.
I used the die to cut two strips of bamboo-rayon blend Xotic Felt in Caribbean Surf provided byCommonwealth Felt.I used the die to cut two strips of bamboo-rayon blend Xotic Felt in Caribbean Surf provided byCommonwealth Felt.
I then sewed the felt strip into the seams of my pieced pouch front and embellished with a cross stitch on my machine. I think it adds a really professional looking touch to the pouch.
I hope you enjoy making some fun zipper pulls!