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Did anyone’s kiddo break their zipper pull during the school year? My boys somehow broke their lunch box pulls, and my daughter’s backpack pull is looking pretty weak. I shouldn’t be surprised, though, because kids put their backpacks through the trenches. Backpacks are tossed, thrown, shoved, and stuffed five days a week for several months in a row. I’ll take a tough backpack with a lost zipper pull any day! Zipper pulls are easy to replace and, with a blank pull, they are easy to personalize.
PSA: Speaking of backpacks lasting, did you know that Scotchgard™ Fabric & Upholstery Protector is applicable to backpacks? It repels liquids and blocks stains while not changing the look, feel, or breathability of the fabric. Apply it at the beginning of the school year and again mid-way for extra backpack protection. Get $1.00 off of one Scotchgard™ Product at Coupons.com.
- Blank zipper pull
- Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV)
- Coordinating thread
- Hand sewing needle
- Measuring tape
- Cricut cutting machine- If you do not have one, you may hand cut the flowers.
Measure the zipper pull to determine the size and number of flowers.
Using your scissors or Cricut cutting machine, cut out a few colorful flowers from the heat transfer vinyl. I cut four for each side of the zipper pull.
Following these guidelines for Iron-On Vinyl projects, adhere the iron on vinyl on the zipper pull.
Use the hand sewing needle to stitch a button in the center of each flower.
To keep the backpack fabric looking like new through the rough and tumble days of school, follow these simple steps with the Scotchgard™ Fabric & Upholstery Protector:
- Prepare: Protect surrounding non-fabric materials from overspray. If overspray occurs, quickly wipe it up.
- Shake: Shake can well.
- Test: Test for colorfastness. Spray hidden area until wet and wipe vigorously with a white absorbent cloth. If color rubs off, DO NOT USE.
- Spray: Hold can upright 6″ (15cm) from fabric surface. Overlap spray using a slow, sweeping motion. Two light coats are better than one heavy coating.
- Dry: Allow to dry between coats.
- Reapply: Reapply after every cleaning or annually to maintain protection. Durability of protection varies with wear.
Scotchgard™ Fabric & Upholstery Protector can also be used on fabric sofas, chair cushions, slip covers, silk ties, throw pillows, table linens, curtains, and more! See more on this YouTube video and the Scotchgard™ Pinterest page. Find it at Walmart in the household cleaning section.
Rachel Teodoro says
I love this product for so many reasons! Plus, it makes everything last longer.
This is such a fun project! And I love how this product extends the life of backpacks, those things get thrown around a lot!
Juli Purcell says
Okay this is adorable and my 7 year old would love it! Plus, scotch gaurde is the absolute best!
Juli Purcell says
Scotchgard is one of the best products…always comes in handy. I love this little zipper pull…such a great way to personalize backpacks!
Mary Larsen says
What a great idea – I remember my zipper pulls breaking all the time in school as well! #client
My son’s zipper pulls are always the first to go too! This is a cute idea and could be customized for a boy or girl!
Nicole Hood says
What a cute idea! My kids would love to make these.
Kim Lee says
Such a fun idea!
My daughter would like this!