Ann Demeulemeester inspired DIY zipper fringe scarf tutorial

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Here´s the complete tutorial on how to make yourself an Ann Demeulemeester inspired zipper fringe scarf! E-mail me if you have any questions. I do take custom orders if you´d prefer one made by me. The prize is 180 € (+ shipping costs).

You´ll need:
black bias tape, about 2 metres
22 jacket zippers (here 80cm long)
pins
scissors
sewing needle
denim sewing thread

OutsaPop DIY zipper scarf tutorial

STEP 1:
Undo the zippers and arrange them in two piles. You can save the zipper pulls for later projects.
OutsaPop DIY zipper scarf tutorial - step 1

STEP 2:
Mark the bias tape middle (here red pin). Measure about 10-12 cm to both sides from this mark and pin (white pins). These are the starting points for your zippers.
OutsaPop DIY zipper scarf tutorial - step 2

STEP 3:
Start pinning the zippers from the white pin marks. Place metal teeth facing the middle pin and beginning just above the fold line. Pin the zippers about 1 cm apart, just barely overlapping each other.
OutsaPop DIY zipper scarf tutorial - step 3a
OutsaPop DIY zipper scarf tutorial - step 3b

STEP 4:
Pin 22 zipper halfs on either side.
OutsaPop DIY zipper scarf tutorial - step 4

STEP 5:
Sew by machine or by hand, the zippers on to the bias tape allowance as close to the fold as possible. Sew twice for a better hold.
OutsaPop DIY zipper scarf tutorial - step 5

STEP 6:
Sew by machine or by hand, the zippers on to the bias tape allowance as close to the fold as possible. Sew twice for a better hold.
OutsaPop DIY zipper scarf tutorial - step 6

STEP 7:
Cut out zipper ends so they are in-line with the bias tape edge. Be careful not to cut any stitching.
OutsaPop DIY zipper scarf tutorial - step 7

STEP 8:
Cut out canvas from all the zips. If you look closely at the zipper ends, you´ll see that I have left a few millimetres of canvas there to hold the zips i place better.
OutsaPop DIY zipper scarf tutorial - step 8

STEP 9:
After cutting all canvas strips out, fold and pin the bias tape in place.
OutsaPop DIY zipper scarf tutorial - step 9
OutsaPop DIY zipper scarf tutorial - step 10

STEP 10:
Pin the bias tape all around and sew along the tape edge. You can sew either by hand or machine.
OutsaPop DIY zipper scarf tutorial - step 11

FINISHED!

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6 comments:

  1. Very cool. I'm thinking if there are other kinds of tapey materials one could use instead of zippers... anything curtain-y seems to be trendy right now. Strips of leather would probably be an obvious choice.... sequin ribbon perhaps?

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  2. This is so incredible! you're really talented!

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  3. May you are absolutely right! Leather cut to fringes, narrow ribbons and chains would also work beautifully here. Just test then first so you can see much they work. Zippers are heavy so they move well.

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  4. Outi, I absolutely love this - and I'm totally going to make this!

    I found http://www.zipperstop.com/ with very reasonable prices.

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  5. This is awesome! I linked to it from my blog!

    http://www.maydae.com/fashion/loathe-or-love-fringe/

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  6. Wow, this is awesome! Nice DIY <3

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