Wednesday, April 6, 2011
I have been using quite a few zippers in the bags I have made recently. Zippers can be very expensive but the ones I have on hand didn’t cost me a lot and I have a great supply right now. When ever I am at a flea market, antique shop, Goodwill store, etc. I look for zippers. I usually buy all I can find and most are priced around $.25 each or sometimes as low as $.10 each. Great price don’t you think?
When making a bag I just look through my drawer and find something that will work. Some may not be as good a match as a new zipper but I think they work just fine and that keeps the cost of my bags a little lower. Some of the zippers were taken out of clothing but are perfectly fine to use too. I do like the ones that have plastic teeth as they can be cut down to the length I want more easily than the metal ones. I don't worry about the length as they all can be cut shorter.
I am telling you this info on where to find them as I am presume you don’t shop at the same places I do …. sure wouldn’t want them to be all gone when I start looking again.