The first one always a prototype........

DIY zipper scarf plan

When you guys see my zipper projects, I really hope you realize it's never the first version I show. Some of you have commented that "I could try to make this, but will propably fail the first time.." Duh! So do I!! I´ve never made something that actually comes out good the first time! I had to try this Ann Demeulemeester SS10 zipper scarf right away. I unravelled 11 long zippers, cut out the canvas and sewd them together by hand with some satin ribbon. I know the idea I have to make this project is correct, but the making-of-steps need to be tested and executed in the right order to make the design work. The first one is always a prototype..

I noticed that it is vital to have the zipper ends there as the zips won´t stay in place with out them. I should first sew the zips on to the stain bias tape and only after that cut the excess canvas out.. Also I sewd the zips way too close to each other. They should be at least 1/2 inches apart so they won´t tangle up. And I need 22 zipper halfs per side. 11 is not enough. I believe this scarf would actually be quite quick to make with a sewingmachine, but since mine is broken I´m going to have to manage by hand.

But I´m never worried about having to make prototypes. It is the only way to really get to know your material. These zips will not be a zipper scarf but I´m sure I can use them somewhere else. I´ll try the next one tomorrow hopefully with better luck :)

DIY zipper scarf 10
DIY zipper scarf 02
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DIY zipper scarf 07
DIY zipper scarf 08
DIY zipper scarf 09

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  1. This looks like it will be really cool! love it <3

  2. Thank you for posting this! I'm going to have to try it.

  3. Great stuff! I'm adding that to the experimental to-do list for this weekend!

  4. Amazing DIY, I've never seen any scarf like this before =)