The only way to learn a new technique or to sharpen your skills is to jump right in! Zippers are nothing to be scared of, especially with all the great free resources available. We'll share a few of our favorites and encourage you to take your sewing up a notch! We're also including links to find some awesome supplies to make your Bundle Up patterns (and some discount codes too!).
Check out the Zipper Tips Pinterest board curated by our sponsor Zipper Shop.
A blog post by expert seamstress and member of Pattern Revolution Facebook Group, Roberta Burkey. Click image to visit site.
Now that you have mastered those zippers, where on earth do you buy them????
Zipperstop is a great source for EVERY stype of zipper imaginable, including all those open end zippers that you are going to want to go with your Bundle patterns.
We also love out sponsor ZipperShop for great zippers (we're hoping they start carrying separating zippers soon!)
Next Up, lets talk about ribbing. You can buy rib knit fabric on the bolt at a variety of weights, but for some things - like the Letterman Jacket, what you really want is Ribbing by the yard. We just happen to have a great resource for you, Elizabeth of Fairytale Patterns Designs sells ribbing in her Shop in 4 color ways: Navy&White, Purple&White, Black&White, and Red&White. Take a look at her shop, and you will be all set for your next jacket, this can also be used for the cuffs and waistband on the Aviator Pants.
- Joanns Online also carries Solid Black Ribbing
If you are looking for solid colors of Rib knit fabric, check here:
The last resource we are going to look at today is FABRIC!!! It can sometimes be a daunting task to find great fabrics for BOYS. I do a lot of solid colors, upcycling of old clothes (this works particularly well for the Zee's Tee, Honor Roll Henley, and Aviator Pants), and crossing my fingers and praying when I hit the Red Tag clearance sales at Joanns. But there are some online shops that carry some pretty niffty prints for boys... so don't loose hope!!!!
L'Oiseau (save 15% with code REVOLUTION)
Mabel Madison (10% off with code BOYSBUNDLEUP)
Whimsical Fabric (save 15% with code Bundleup)
Bailey Girls (save 10% with code PRBUNDLEUP through 8/29)
Create the look:
If you have other resources that you love... please share them with us, we always love discovering new ways to bankrupt ourselves ;o)