February FAB Sewcial Challenge Re-Cap - ZIPPERS!

February FAB Sewcial Challenge Re-Cap - ZIPPERS!

Last month, we asked our community of sewists and home makers to create a textile based item that incorporated a zipper.

We know how difficult it can be to sew a zipper, so it was really inspiring to see all of the creations our talented community of makers came up with! 

After posting the challenge theme for February on Monday the 1st, anyone who wanted to participate had until Monday February 22nd to complete their submission, follow us on Instagram, post it to their Instagram page with the hashtag #fabsewcialchallenge and tagging us @fabcyclevan.

Challenge Winner


The winner of our Zippers challenge was Emma of @em__prints, who created these gorgeous handmade boots, complete with a snazzy zipper from FABCYCLE! Aren’t they FABulous?! When voting ended on February 26th, Emma's boots were the clear winner once we tallied all of our followers votes!


Additional Submissions

We received so many fantastic submissions for our February challenge, so we decided to shout out some of the FAB Team's favourite runner ups! Check out these pieces from our talented community of makers and sewists.

Shak Jessa

Shak @shakiljessa fashioned this FABulous blue hued blouse with zipper closure, and he is serving us serious looks! He styled his self made look impeccably, and we love to see how our community members rock their home made clothes! Follow him on Instagram for more fresh fits and creative sewing projects!



Heather Pennie

Heather @manitoulinthreads sewed an entire softshell ski suit complete with 9 different zippered components, and we are so impressed! Not only does she look sharp and ready for adventure, but those zipper seams are flawless! Browse more of her sewing projects on her page.


Steff Peltier

Steff @steffpeltier created this cute little zippered pouch with a handmade floral stencil, and canvas that she dyed herself! We're super impressed with her handiwork, and absolutely love how her submission turned out! Check out her Instagram page for more of her gorgeous textile projects! 



Katharine @katharinewithana made this triangle zippered tote bag, and petite zippered pouch, and incorporated one of our Rainbow Mystery Zipper 10 Packs!  Check out her Instagram page for more of her creative endeavours! 





Tanya @railroader_wife_creates created one of her Posy Pocket Bags, a zippered tote bag which we love! Check out her Instagram page to see more of her work! 






Amanda @amanda._.dz whipped up these adorable zippered earpod cases out of different patterned fabrics, and we think they're so cute! Browse her Instagram to see more of her sewing, gardening, and cooking projects!



Reece @reecemontgomery made this super fun zippered lunch bag, and we're in love! Go find more of her creative bag makes on her Instagram page!





Elaineyz @eleiynas constructed this custom stationery bag complete with FABCYCLE fabrics and zippers! Such a unique piece we love the creativity she brought to this project! Go see more of her work on her Instagram page!




Thank you so much to everyone who participated in our February challenge! We loved seeing all of your makes and hope to see more in our upcoming challenges!

March FAB-Sewcial Challenge

Feeling inspired by all these awesome zippered creations? Why not enter our March FAB Sewcial Challenge, themed Sewing Fails! Full details here. 

  • Let's celebrate the sewing failures that helped us learn, and have a laugh along the way! 
  • To enter:
    • Follow us on Instagram @fabcyclevan
    • Post a photo of a textile based item you've made, that failed or didn't work out, and made you laugh!
    • Tag us in your post @fabcyclevan and hashtag #FabSewcialChallenge in the caption

Good luck, and happy sewing!

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