Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Why all those zippers?

At the Creative Arts Business Summit in March, the first person Elizabeth met was Lisa Archer, owner of Pickle Pie Designs, an online embroidery shop that sells digitized designs and embroidery supplies.  Since, Elizabeth recently became the owner of a BabyLock Destiny sewing/embroidery machine she decided to use a Pickle Pie Designs pattern as her first embroidery project.  The choice was the in-the-hoop USB case where the entire design, including the zipper is sewn, in the embroidery function on the machine.  Lisa gives a great demonstration of it with a video on her website.  It is certainly as quick and easy as she demonstrates.

As a day job, Elizabeth teaches in an elementary school.  Anyone who has ever worked in a school knows how important the non-instructional staff is to keeping the building and the management of the school running smoothly.  As a thank you gift to all the office staff during Administrative Staff Week, she decided to make the USB cases for everyone.  She needed eight cases but once you start making these they are like potato chips, you just can’t stop at one or eight!  The multi-color pack of zippers from ZipIt Zipper Supply  was just the right supply to make many of these small gifts.
The office ladies were delighted, by the way, and started to think of all the things they could put in their zipped bags.  Lip balm, coins, a house key, etc.  They are excited to start using them when they walk, shop, and go out on the town.

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