12 Days of Giveaways Day 7: Win 12 specialty zippers!

Happy Monday! Are you busy with holiday traveling, cooking, decorating and shopping? Today is Day 7 of the 12 Days of Giveaways, so take a quick breather from your preparations to enter for a chance to win! Our lucky day 6 winner is Linda S., who’ll be receiving the wonderful “Ooh La La” quilt kit from Lunch Box Quilts! Congratulations, Linda!

zippers1 12 Days of Giveaways Day 7: Win 12 specialty zippers!

For the Day 7 prize, we have a great grab bag of 12 specialty zippers from Coats & Clark, including metal zippers, invisible zippers, zippers with printed tape, sparkly zippers and more! There are so many fun and funky zippers available now that it’s tempting to plan a whole garment or bag around the zipper! There are also all kinds of accessories you can make just from zippers alone, including these cute zipper flower pins you may have learned how to make on Sew it All TV, or if you’ve visited us in the Make-It Center at Original Sewing & Quilt Expo in your area. The zipper flower would actually make a very cute Christmas tree ornament as well, come to think of it. Click here for the FREE tutorial for making this flower!

zipper flower 12 Days of Giveaways Day 7: Win 12 specialty zippers!

Now, just imagine all the fun things you could make with the 12 zippers in the grab bag! To enter for today’s prize, answer the following question in the comments section below:

What’s your favorite type of zipper to sew (invisible, lapped, exposed, separating, centered)? Or do you avoid sewing zippers at all costs?

Submit your comment and stay tuned till tomorrow, when we’ll announce the winner! Good luck!

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202 Responses to 12 Days of Giveaways Day 7: Win 12 specialty zippers!

  1. Sally Richards says:

    I enjoy working with exposed zippers and separating zippers. Exposed zippers are great with crafts like tissue covers, cosmetic bags. Separating zippers are great with fleece garments and purses. I like to separate them and mix and match with the item I am making. I would love to win zippers from SEWNEWS!

  2. Maggie Potter says:

    I love all zippers.

  3. Gail moore says:

    I love these zipper flowers!

  4. Sarah M. says:

    Zippers are fun to use in so many ways.

  5. Jan Austin says:

    I can sew most zippers but like the separating ones best, the flower is so cute I’d love to make one, with all these zippers I could male lots for my family.

  6. Alison says:

    I like all the new patterns to put zippers in with the embroidery machine – make up bags, etc!

  7. Waltine says:

    I think that looks like a funky way to use zippers and would love to have some new zippers. Thank you

  8. Heather C says:

    I like invisible zippers probably the best. But with these cool zippers I’m want them exposed!

  9. Evelyn says:

    Exposed zippers are my favorite for purses and totebags — the more colorful or high contrast the better.

  10. Ellen Lawrence says:

    I love to adapt zippers into design elements on the garment. They can be functional while adding a unique element to the design.

  11. Mary Marsh says:

    exposed are the easiest but any are possible with care.

  12. Susan Clements says:

    So happpppy I love zippers and buttons!!!!

  13. Teri Riordan says:

    I have done most zipper installations, but I prefer exposed zippers

  14. Kathleen Moloney says:

    I love doing all Zippers but I prefer the invisible zipper seems to look more professional now sleeves I hate sleeves those I do not like…..

  15. Debkb says:

    Fly front pant zips are my favorite and after that it’s centered.

  16. Judy Bohnert says:

    I like sewing in sparkly zippers with crystals

  17. Kate Oliver says:

    I have used several types of zippers, but I prefer the clean lines of the invisible zipper.

  18. Judy Bohnert says:

    I like sewing in sparkly zippers with crystals.

  19. cyndy lacey says:

    I like either lapped or centered separating! But I can do most all of them.

  20. Barb says:

    Zippers, Zippers, Zippers. They are all fairly easy to sew in. Not much for using invisible zippers.

  21. Ann says:

    Centered & visible

  22. My goal for 2015 is to make bags and embellish with zippers. I like the invisible zippers when I sew. It’s easy and is clean, sharp and “invisible”

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  24. Kim says:

    I would love to win zipper not only for crafts. I replace zipper for people all the time.

  25. Marcia Pearson Herath says:

    I’ve put in all kinds of zippers. The only one I don’t like is the invisible.

  26. Adora says:

    Invisible, if I have to sew on a zipper.

  27. Lawana whaley says:


  28. Donna Gardner says:

    I think it depends on your project. I love the exposed for pins, flowers, etc. But for other things, I prefer the clear. Thanks for this opportunity.

  29. tina says:

    I enjoy invisible suppers best. I used to avoid them but now that I have found the wonder tape method it is a breeze to add a zipper!

  30. Brenda Smith says:

    Any zipper is better than automobiles any day.

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  33. Sherry says:

    I like centered zippers the best.

  34. Carol K E says:

    I prefer lapped zippers. I always baste, either with thread or water soluble tape.

  35. BJMarley says:

    I like invisible zippers.

  36. Margaret M-E says:

    Centered zippers that are not stitched down on each side..for pillows, duvets and cushions.

  37. LethaGD says:

    I’m not very experienced with them so I avoid zipper whenever I can.

  38. chrisk says:

    Invisible, ’cause of the sense of accomplishment when it turns out perfect.

  39. jan bothwell says:

    I love separating zippers .. I really like the new look of zippers as accessories, especially when used outside of garments

  40. Patti Avery says:

    I only sew zippers when it’s a “have to” situation, such as making purses(I prefer zippers in a purse) or pants.

  41. Linda Sanford says:

    I used this zipper technique to make Chritmas Ornaments last year and they wer a real hit. They were quick, easy, inexpensive and everyone really loved them. Can’t wait to try this

  42. Judy A says:

    Don’t really have a favorite, but the invisible zipper is my preference.

  43. Ginger says:

    Centered is best to me.

  44. Kim Wardle says:

    I use to avoid zippers with a passion, now I don’t mind sewing them, slowly getting the hang of them and I will try any type, as you never know when you will need to sew in a zip…..
    I have replaced zips in handbags, dresses, jeans, even though I hate doing it, at least by replacing the zip in your favourite handbag saves trying to shop for a new one that you can never find the one you need.

  45. Linda says:

    Great addition to my quilting and embroidery projects!!

  46. shelley neel says:

    I luv exposed zippers because I think they add embellishment to whatever
    I am making. They are not just a way to close your purse or pocket, they are

  47. melissa dahan says:

    I prefer exposed and invisible. I havent mastered a fly front zipper yet. I prefer zipper over buttons :)

  48. Dortha Britton says:

    Centered zippers, although is am liking the in the hoop zippers on bags.

  49. Carla Hary says:

    I like the look of a laped Zipper .

  50. Carla Hart says:

    I like a lapped zipper.

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