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!

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

  1. carole crafty says:

    I like the exposed ones that Mary Mulari uses on purses , etc.

  2. Janina says:

    I have no problem with zippers…but I do like how the the new exposed zippers look.

  3. Sunnybec says:

    I’ve only put zippers into pouches as I find then difficult to do sometimes, but I would like to learn how to put them in handbags one day. Thanks for the giveaway.

  4. Elaine says:

    Invisible, for me!

  5. Andrea says:

    Invisible zippers

  6. Jenniffer Eberley says:

    I like the light/medium seperating zippers as I finish the ends for in my bags

  7. Ans says:

    Love invisible zippers but am learning how to do lapped zippers!

  8. Claudette says:

    I love invisible zippers.

  9. lauren says:

    I am an invisible zipper kind of girl. I sew a lot of dresses and skirts so they are my friend! :) Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

  10. Valencia Gandara says:

    I love working with zippers!

  11. Kathy McCarty says:

    invisible, they look great!

  12. Diane M. says:

    gorgeous zippers. Oh, just thinking of all the ways to incorporate them.

  13. Diane H says:

    I haven’t put in a zipper for a very very long time but I have a bag pattern that I have next on my to-do list that I am determined to make.

  14. BJMarley says:

    Zippers are fun. I like them all.

  15. Sara Neal says:

    Hand picked for clothing because it challenges me and invisible for crafting because it also challenges me!

  16. Joyce Boren says:

    Love putting zippers in any kind of bag.

  17. Karen Balanuik says:

    Both separating and exposed

  18. Wanda Gamez says:

    I like all zippers compared to buttonholes. Lol. But my favorite is invisible.

  19. Stephanie Murray says:

    I’m brand new to sewing,I haven’t learned to sew a zipper yet!

  20. Wendy Scott says:

    Invisible. But I really do not like doing zippers at all.

  21. Gaye Paquet says:

    Exposed. I put a lot in purses and wallets.

  22. Carol C says:

    Exposed zippers are the most fun to use and the easiest to do!

  23. Laura says:

    I sew all types of zippers but I prefer invisible. All zippers are easy to install and shouldn’t cause anxiety ever!

  24. Kris says:

    don’t really have a preference. depends on the job I’m doing and what will give it a professional look.

  25. Joy Cheek says:

    invisible zippers are my favorites- my home ec teacher in the 7th grade taught me how & i learned alot from her

  26. Joy says:

    invisible zippers always

  27. Kristy says:

    Lapped. Thanks!

  28. Betty Caldwell says:

    I prefer lapped zippers, because I like the finished look.

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  30. Barbara Gallentine says:

    I usually do centered. Seems easiest for bags.

  31. Evelyn Hueller says:

    I prefer to install invisible zippers! They are the easiest! I would prefer to avoid zippers! I never have installed an exposed zipper.

  32. Phyllis says:

    Just love zippers and enjoy sewing them into handbags and other items.

  33. Vicki Roberson says:

    I like the invisible zippers the best

  34. Gina S. says:

    exposed mostly

  35. Heidi Hanz says:

    I prefer to sew centered zippers. That one is easiest for me.

  36. Pamela Coughlin says:

    I love to see a zipper that is put in correctly. I put in mainly all centered, but love to see a dress with the invisible zipper!

  37. Kim Henderson says:

    My Home Economics teacher showed me the correct way to install an invisible zipper way back in 1976 and I’ve been sewing with them ever since. They don’t scare me, ha!

  38. TroyJ says:

    I have put in plenty of zips in many of my sewing projects, especially great with removable pillow forms (great to be able to wash) and love the heft to those Upholstery grade zips; they are heavy, easy to work with and don’t get stuck or break when using them. You can go around curves with the bigger zips without too much fuss. I also like an invisible zip on my garments to hide the closures, plus they look great on bags/purses.

  39. Ann says:

    I like centered if I do zippers at all

  40. Kris B says:

    I don’t mind doing any kind of zipper. But do not like replacing zippers! Would much rather start with a new project,

  41. Susan Brooks says:

    I like the look of a lapped zipper. Zippers are easy to do, easier than buttonholes.

  42. Ann Brodeur says:

    Working with zippers is fun

  43. Melanie Harding says:

    I avoid zippers so I am not sure what type I prefer . I would really like to be more accomplished at sewing in zippers!

  44. Libby Elder says:

    Have used all types of zippers. Prefer invisible zippers in most cases, especially skirts and dresses.

  45. Cyndi Johns says:

    I’ve a love/ hate relationship with zippers ;-) every once in awhile one comes out just right!

  46. Susan Slovinsky says:

    I’ve used all types of zippers. Prefer invisible for skirts.

  47. Pat Roehm says:

    I have no problem with zippers but I must say I know some people who avoid them or bring the item to me for zipper installs. Next project is to teach my 9 yr old granddaughter to sew with zippers. I guess the old standard metals are my favorite.

  48. Cindy H says:

    I used to stay away from zippers like the plague, but now I love doing my zippers on my serger. Perfect everytime!

  49. Sharan Stiles says: