Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Knit Monsters for Christmas

This is such a cute little present that you can make for all the kiddos on your list.  The pattern is at Michael's Canada.  Make this a wristlet for lunch money.

I have red "mouth" zippers on my website: Monster Mouths

Monday, November 10, 2014


Wish Upon A Quilt in Raleigh, NC has a class to make this very cute tuffet.

If you need legs, I have them on my website:
Legs are under workroom supplies in the left menu.

Great for a little girl's room with all the fabric scraps from her draperies, bed skirt, duvet cover, pillows.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Cute Slipcover for a little girls' bedroom.

Found this great slipcover on Karen Powell's blog.  She is a slipcover maker out of Michigan & she uses my zippers.  Thanks Karen!

Girl's Pink Slipcover by Karen Powell

Ann Clarke, Fibre Artist

Event Navigation« Creating Original Art Quilts with Liz Ber»

Friends of Textiles Lecture Series 

October 21, 2014 – Gallery Talk by featured artist Ann Clarke
5:15 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. gallery talk
Florida Institute of Technology, 150 W. University Blvd, Melbourne, FL 
Ann Clarke serves as dean of Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts. Dean Clarke has exhibited her work across the U.S. and internationally, including at the Noyes Museum of Art in Oceanville, N.J.; gallery gen in New York City; Dongshin University in the Republic of Korea; and the Everson Museum of Art. In her studio, Two Sticks Knitting, she creates one-of-a-kind art to wear, including coats, hats, and wall hangings. Her work is featured in many private collections and has been published extensively. She holds a bachelor of fine arts degree in painting and printmaking from the University of Michigan and a master of fine arts degree in textiles from the Rhode Island School of Design.
Image: Anne Clarke, Happily Ever After, 2014. Commercial and created textiles, pieces, hand and machine embroidered; cotton, wool, linen, silk. Photo by Revette Photography and Digital Imagery.

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Flanged Pillows

I wanted to pass along these pictures from a workroom using my invisible zippers in pillows & also her comments:

" Hi Alicia,
I am so glad that I ordered all that zippering while I was at the beach last week!  I finished up and delivered 4 pillows today and I want to share a couple of pictures with you.  Two of the pillows had a micro-welt and then a 1.5" flange with mitered corners!  Would love to see a how-to video on easiest way to construct this with the invisible zippering.  I managed but it did take me too long.

                                  --- Jane"

Great Job Jane!

Am working on new video tutorials today..... stay tuned.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Zipper Information:

This is a great explanation of different configurations of zippers:

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Little Black Dress

This is the greatest idea!

Zipper Dress by Sebastian Errazuriz, Sebastian Errazuriz, upcycled zippers, recycled zippers, zippers, zipper fashion, zipper clothing, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, convertible clothing, transformer clothing

The dress is made completely out of separating #3 metal zippers.

Designed by  Sebastian Errazuriz

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Three Story Seating is Using My Zippers!

These are my #6 heavy duty invisible zippers in seating cubes.

Great for use in homes or offices  Easy to move  Comfy.  Great for kids or adults.

You may see these at NeoCon in Chicago this week.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Another Pillow

Love this Linen!  Simple design for really nice fabric.  Tiny little cord-on-lip picks up turquoise in print.  Love to do work for Audrey...... no ugly fabric up-charge!

Thursday, February 13, 2014


The last couple of nights I have fallen asleep to the Olympics, woken up several times during the night to watch with the dogs on the sofa next to me.  Olympic size kink in my neck. Dogs get dumped off sofa during yelling & rooting for the snowboarders from Colorado!

We so LOVE the Olympics! Yes, this is about as excited as bulldogs get......

Next time I'm treating myself & going!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Zipper Fork Trick

If you are having problems putting the slider on your coil zipper, here is a progression of pictures to help you quickly apply the slider onto your tape.

Notice that I took an inexpensive fork & bent it at an angle (just used my fingers). Vise was a .50 garage sale find. Orange clamp is from my local Downtown Ace & it is the $3.00 & 4" long wood clamp.

Pull the tynes of the fork apart so that the zipper head will fit between.  Zipper head is UPSIDE down.  Then the tape is opened about 2" & is UPSIDE down.

Side view……..

Front view……..

Teaching Zipper Tricks & Tips at Rocky Mountain Sewing Expo

Please join me in Denver on February 7 & 8 at 3pm to talk ZIPPERS! On Friday, we will talk about what you need to do to make your love of pillows into a business.  On Saturday I will tell you all my tricks to pick a zipper & install it in your projects.  So, bring all your questions or you can email questions to me at

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Custom Pillows

It's all about the details!
These pillows I made to the designer's specifications:

Notice how they look out of proportion to the headboard.  When you are designing pillows against a high headboard like this, think about making the back pillows higher or the center pillow higher to change the proportions. Squint at your design, like you would a painting, to check lights & darks.

End details of the neckrolls:

Great trim selection!  Trim is long & full.  Made the little button in the middle with leftover trim.