Tell Me About YOUR Bag Zippers Please!!4/18/2014 11:35:00 AM
I'm doing a bit of research to see what are the most popular zipper colours, because I am "formulating" (mwa-ha-haa!) a plan towards stocking some zippers that will be geared specifically towards bag making. Quality bag zippers seem to be quite hard to find for me locally, and I really have had quite a lot of requests from my lovely customers.
But where to start? Colours, sizes, pull styles, teeth styles? It's a bit confusing and it seems that this zipper thing is an all or nothing kind of thing. I just can't have a few, but if I'm going to start somewhere, I need to start small and therefore I need to stock exactly what you want and need, but on a reasonable scale.
So this week I had a small giveaway/contest on the Emmaline facebook page and commenters had to tell me what colour zippers they most like to use on their bags and wallets. I was not surprised in the love of Red, Black, Grey and White, but I have to say I was surprised at the purple & pink!
It should be noted that the pink, grey, red and brown include different shades and GEEZE what does Aqua, Turquoise and Teal mean to you, because they seem to look different to different people!
1) I'd love to hear what your fave colours would be if you were limited it a few colours.
2) I'd love to hear what SIZE your zippers would need to be. I'm am probably going to have matching #3 zippers (dress size) for internal zipper pockets, and #5 zippers for bag openings, but I am concerned about lengths of zippers the most. What is your favourite length for your internal pocket (8" or 9"?) AND if you were to choose a couple of basic zipper lengths that you could cut down to size to fit your bag openings, what would they be:
E) Another Length
F) Zippers by the yard/meter
Tell me about your zippers please! I need some comments here!