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Monday
Oct062008

Zipper Week!

You probably already know how hard it is to find just the right zipper to finish off your handmade projects.  It's so frustrating when you come to the end of a piece and discover that you can't find the perfect color to match, or the right length, or it's too big; or you do find a good one but you've had to run all over town and back again to find it.  We're right there with you so we were thrilled when we found a source for zippers in amazing colors and styles, and now after much waiting, they're finally here!   Being true to our love for all things colorful, we hand picked our zippers in a beautiful spectrum from bold bright neons to soft subtle neutrals.  Whether you're finishing up a petite baby sweater, an extra-large man's cardigan or an oversized weekend tote you'll find a zipper that meets your needs!  The chunky molded plastic zippers are our favorites, but you'll also find invisible zippers and regular everyday nylon zippers in all different lengths and colors to suit your highly refined zipper tastes.

We're so thrilled by these new arrivals that we decided to dedicate an entire week at The Purl Bee to all things zipper, so stay tuned for more free zipper-centric projects and tutorials.  Welcome to Zipper Week!

Here are some quick links to all of our zippers:

Or you can find all of our zippers here:

Reader Comments (18)

You are spot-on to include zippers. My frustration was finishing a product and not being able to find quality zippers. I only found zippers of questionable quality, and ended up not using them.
Now I know to shop here for zippers also!
October 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterS
What a cool idea! I love the rainbow of zippers in the photo above. Some of those colors are hard to find.
October 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTerriaw
I'm fairly new to your blog, and am loving all the projects and great ideas here. I've left an award for you on my blog (on Tuesday morning.)

Lorrie
October 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLorrie
Oh I LOVE zippers! Can't wait.
October 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterErin K
Wow, I was thrilled to see this post! Your zipper scenario really captured my frustration & dilemmas. Looks like quite a colorful collection & your photos are gorgeous. Can't wait to see what else you have in store for zipper week. Thanks!
October 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAllisa
This summer I saw a woman wearing a dress made only of zippers. It was a wonderful one, it looked like a rainbow. I had to look twice! Unfortunately I didn't have camera with me.
October 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPina
I just started reading your blog and I love it.
These zippers are great, I know where I will be buying zippers now! Love the colors :)
October 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commentersweetlysedated
I'm a little scared of zippers, they always seem like a really good way for me to ruin a project. I can't wait to learn a little about how to use them
October 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterprettypennydesigns
I'm looking forward to the tutorials and projects - sadly, my zipper installation skills are sadly lacking, so I could sure use some help!
October 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSandra :)
Love having a special place to get zippers, cant wait:)
October 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterShannon
WOW - that's a lot of zippers! How cool to have such a great selection at our finger tips. I LOVE the Purl Bee and the Purl web site.
October 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJosie
Hooray! zipper mania, I will be ordering some invisible ones..they are hard to find and most people hate putting them into things.
October 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie
Can someone please fill me in about the differences between separating and non-separating zippers? I am completely mystified.
October 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKathy
Love the zipper photo! I would love to find a place that sells zippers that open at both ends and then I need to figure out how to sew them!!!
October 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterupstatelisa
These colours are just amamzing!! but, where can i get something like the lovely bobbly zips used in Mari's bias tape purse with zipper?!?!?! I just can't find anything like that! Help!
October 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRosie
Wooohooo!!!! I have had this problem and I"m so glad you're going to carry zippers in so many colors and sizes....YEA!
October 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSusan
Hello, I have a huge favour to ask, sometime ago I copied the pattern the Denyse Schmidt pattern from Free Spirit and recently my computer crashed and took all my saved patterns. I was wondering if you have a copy you could send me, please please please. I am so annoyed I did not do a back up and now I have lost heaps of saved documents. A lesson learned. If you could help I would be sooooo happy. Many thanks
October 8, 2008 | Unregistered Commenteranne
Hi Anne,
Sorry but we don't have this pattern, but Denyse or Freespirit might. You can find them here:
http://www.dsquilts.com/
http://www.freespiritfabric.com/
October 8, 2008 | Registered Commenterpurl bee

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