Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Macrame Nylon Loop Zipper Pull

How to add a zipper pull loop to a motif using macrame cord:

Cut a piece of nylon or polyester macrame cord about 12 inches (30 cm) long. 
Fold it in half. Put the cut ends down through the motif where it will be attached.

Pull the ends through until the loop is at the desired size.
It is easier to keep the cord in place by pinning it down.

Now begin a square knot sinnet. The 2 cut ends are the working cords. The loop is the filler.

Bring the right working cord over the filler to the left. 
Place the left working cord over it, under the filler, and through the loop formed by the right cord. 
Tighten, and you have the first half of a square knot.

Bring the left cord over and to the right of the filler.
Place the right cord over it, under the filler, and through the loop formed by the left cord.
Tighten, and you have a finished square knot.

Repeat square knots for desired length of sinnet. If you forget which half comes next, look to see which side has a completed knot "bump". That's the side to pick up the working cord from.

Trim the tails to about 1/4 inch (6mm).
Carefully melt them with a safety lighter, observing all safety precautions. Press the melted drops into the knot with the edge of the lighter. Or, press with your thumb, but take care to not get burnt.

Attach to anything!


God's Kid said...

So cool!!! :)
All of those are wonderful motifs!! :)

Unknown said...

This idea would work to ID your flash drives

victats@gmail.com said...

Awesome! Thanks🎉🎉🎉

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Thanks for the tutorial! This might even work with Ice Drops! ;-)

Marilee Rockley said...

Glad you like it! I got the idea from looking at macrame videos on YouTube :)

Cassandra R. said...

Thanks for the idea! I think it's wonderful. I was just sitting here wondering if it would work with a couple stitches then a bead then a couple stitches. Making a nice hanger for a snowflake. it would look so much nicer than some other methods I've used.

picotsnkeys said...

Wonderful idea! I need a way to keep my scissors handy. This will work nicely!

muskaan said...

Wonderful idea and tutorial - thanks for sharing 💜💙💚

CindyQ said...

Great idea! What size bead cord are you using, I can’t quite make it out from the photo. Thanks!

Margarets designer cards said...

Great idea and interesting something new to do with tatting

Marilee Rockley said...

Thank you. The cord in the photo is 0.5mm thick, very slightly thinner than size 10 Lizbeth thread.