But I did promise a tutorial in how to jazz up your zippers. So - better late than never - here it is.
Ever since I started making handmade bags I have been constantly looking for ways to improve them and make them more professional looking. One of the easiest ways to add a bit of extra class to your handmade items is to change the zipper pull for something a little more interesting.
Most people who buy zips will recognise these....
So, here's what you'll need.
First, a replacement zipper slider and pull and some basic tools....
|From left: zip, replacement pull, pliers, pinking shears|
I don't know about you, but I think the new zipper pulls look far better than the originals and are now standard on all my hand made items?