New: Patterns, Products, Zipper Obsession!

Lazies, Get ready to change your relationship with zippers forever! Yes, I think it’s that big. A game changer. I came up with an easy trick to put a zipper pull back on and it’s showcased in my three new patterns.

Let me say that again: I came up with an easy way to put a zipper pull on. Easy. You can do this. With every zipper (see important zipper notes below). All bags, pouches, etc. Every project going forward. Total. Zipper. Liberation. Cut ’em up, swap ’em around, put ’em together again. How-to is included in my three new patterns. You are going to need more zippers!

Let’s meet the Girls, the new zip technique, and the supplies you’ll need.

Sweetpea Pods

Securely hold treasures like peas in a pod! Tuck inside a bag, attach to your key chain, or add a strap for a mod wristlet. Unzipped pod stands open for easy access. Size: 3” x 6”

Sweetpea Pods LGD135

Yes, that’s one piece of zipper tape that loops back on itself. It’s my new One-Zip technique.

Two 10″ squares, a bit of fusible fleece and two zippers 16″ or longer makes two pods. I ADORE using mine for Clover Wonder Clips at my workstation, sewing machine, or to take with me. Also nice for candy, buttons, loose zipper pulls (yea, you are going to need some of those, and we’ve got you covered there, too).

Becca Bags

Handy best friends to stow and go. These big-mouth bags quietly stand open for easy access. One piece of zipper tape goes in straight and flat, then bend and use my trick to easily add the pull. Two sizes.

Becca Bags LGD136

These pouch style bags have forever changed how I’ll make pouches. My new One-Zip technique allows these bags to stand open wide for easy use.

Supplies: Three fat quarters, fleece, one 14″ and one 22″ zip will get the job done.


Lanyard style key fob zips up to your wrist to lock in place! Clip to your keys, or add a pouch to make an instant wristlet. The pattern includes 2 sets of 1 1/4” key fob hardware. Fobio size 1 1/4” x 6”

Fobio LGD137

Here we go, loopy zip again! Use my trick to add one or more pulls! The zipper can be zipped, the teeth engage and it’s a cool variation on zippers.

Supplies: Two sets key fob hardware included in the pattern, one 14″ zipper, a strip of fabric and interfacing, then go wild or mild with zipper pulls.

Lazy Girl Key Fob Hardware Supplies

Refill pack of 4 sets of key fob hardware LGD711
Party Pack of 25 sets of key fob hardware LGD712
The ideal pliers LGD713 to clamp the hardware onto Fobio.

NEW: One-Zip Technique
All three Girls use my new One-Zip technique. Cut the zipper to pieces, install one length of zipper tape, bend to bring the ends together, use my trick to put the pull on, creating a loop-style zipper. Sweet! So, all three new patterns include step-by-step instructions from start to finish for this technique.

Important Zipper Notes
My top recommendation for zips is YKK brand zippers from Atkinson Designs. They are the smoothest and swapping tape and pulls works beautifully with them.

– The One-Zip technique works with polyester, all-purpose, basic apparel zippers (size #3 or #4.5) by YKK, Coats & Clark, or Talon brands.
– All zipper tape and pulls must be by the same manufacturer to work together. Example: only use YKK pulls with YKK zips. Some Coats & Clark zips are actually by Talon and will say so on the zipper pull or package.
– One-Zip technique does not work with invisible, metal, sport weight, or Sullivans brand zippers.
– Test zips and pulls to make sure they work together before installation.

Zips and Pulls and Fun, Oh My!

I invited Terry Atkinson to this party and she said what can I bring? I said, I need longer zips and lots and lots of zipper pulls. Lots.

Atkinson Designs introduces their new line of beautiful 22″ zips and extra pulls we need for these new Girls. Here are the 10 scrumptious colors of the new 22″ long zips. The loose zipper pulls come in a Candy Color Mix of 30+ pulls that work with all of Terry’s 14″, and new 22″ zippers. Terry has an incredible eye for color, so you know you are going to love all of these.

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22″ Atkinson Designs Zippers

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Zipper Pulls, Candy Color Mix, 30+ pulls, ATK520

For every project you make using the One-Zip, you’ll have leftover zipper tape for the next project. You are going to want more pulls. Like a bucketful. Or more. Trust me. My zipper stash has gone cra-cra.

When Can You Get Your Hands On These Goodies
Everything starts shipping to stores next week while we’re all in Houston for a quilty slumber party, I mean Quilt Market.

Quilt Market
Shop owners, join me in my Schoolhouse at 11:35, room 372D, on Friday in Houston. Terry and I will be demonstrating the One-Zip technique and showing all of our new zippery goodness at Checker’s booth Saturday (Terry) and Sunday (Joan) at 2.00. Terry offers everything you need to get up and running with her new products: Start Up Kit of zips, hang clips, hang cards, a new display option.

We are both taking orders now for all of our new goodies, or order through your fav distributor.

Where to Order
Check with your favorite Lazy retailer to see if they’ll be offering our new goodies. Patterns will not be available as e-patterns.
Edit: Sweetpea and Becca are available as PDF patterns in my Craftsy store here.

I know these shops will be offering the new goodies:
QuiltTrends in Columbus, OH
Sew Thankful online
Linderella’s in South Pines, NC
Bear Patch in White Bear Lake, MN
Creations SewClever in Chillicothe, OH

Lazies, what do you think? Are you ready to change things up a bit? Post a comment, I’d love to hear from you!

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109 Responses to “New: Patterns, Products, Zipper Obsession!”

  1. Kim Harbath — December 5, 2016 @ 8:36 pm

    Is it possible to get a pattern by download? I need it right away.

    • Joan Hawley replied: — December 6th, 2016 @ 9:09 am

      Hi Kim, These patterns are not currently available as downloads.

  2. Karen Radcliff — January 18, 2017 @ 7:29 pm

    I have had no luck finding a store that sells the Fobio hardware party pack, and the pliers

  3. Barbra — January 26, 2017 @ 12:27 pm

    Are there any photos of the becca bag with the zipper closed all the way? I need to see how it looks.

  4. Sharon Shields — February 9, 2017 @ 11:27 am

    I bought the Becca Bags instructions from an embroidery and quilting shop in Benton Arkansas. I have sewn some in the past, but not an expert. I really don’t understand the directions, Is there a tutorial online that I could watch? Maybe this is easy for someone who sews on a regular basis but not for me. Help!

  5. April Louise — February 28, 2017 @ 11:46 am

    Joan, I hope you don’t mind that I put a plug in for your Craftsy class. I noticed several comments about the Becca bag and the Sweet Pea pod and downloadable patterns. Both of these are available right away with Joan Class’The One Zip Way’ along with excellent instructions by Joan. This class is excellent and Joan is there to answer questions. Considering you get two patterns and help, the class is a real bargain too.

  6. Fran — November 18, 2017 @ 10:24 pm

    I made two pods, but find them hard to zip and unzip. zi added a ribbon pull, but these are two hard for small children. Is that normal? I used standard polyester zippers.

  7. Claudia Demers — December 10, 2017 @ 6:36 am

    Could you please tell me where I can order the supplies for these products (zipper pulls, key fob hardware, etc.) in Canada? The current exchange rate, Customs duties and shipping costs total more than the worth of the products themselves. And I’m quite sure I’m not the only one faced with this dilemma.

    Thank you!