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10 Creative Zipper Pull Tabs | DIY Friendly

After sharing how to make a zipper tab – so many of you asked pull tabs. So, to help get your wheels turning I put together a few fun examples of how you can incorporate creative zipper pull tabs into your favorite pouch project.

But before I start with all the eye candy, I thought it would be a good time to refresh your memory on how to create a zipper tab. These simple tabs are attached to the end of your zipper tape and are extremely simple to make. They provide the perfect opportunity for adding a splash of color while shortening your zipper. Learn all about them here.

10 Creative Zipper Pull Tabs

Now, let’s dive in. These creative zipper pull tabs are the perfect way to spice up an simple zipper pouch project. Let’s take a look.

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Add one of these DIY creative zipper pull tabs to your to your favorite pouch project or handbag for a store bought outlook.

Zipper pull-tab

A zipper pull-tab is simply a tab attached to the zipper pull that allows for an easier opening of the bag.

Really, I assure you, this little detail makes opening bags 10 times easier. I systematically add it, including to retail bags (yes, I also sometimes buy bags;)).

Very practical, easy as pie to make, it is an extra personal touch to add to your bag. You can add pull-tabs to the main bag zipper as well as interior and exterior zippered pockets.

You can create different variations with rivets etc …, the version presented in this tutorial is an ultra easy base and done in no time.

Zipper pull-tab

1- Measure the height of the zipper pull hole.

For me here, 4 mm.

Measure the height of the hole.

Backstitch at beginning and end of stitchline.

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