I’ve jumped on the Zipper Flower Bandwagon!  I found this adorable houndstooth military style hat at, of all places, Kmart!  Yes, I said Kmart.  I loved it, but I love almost all things houndstooth.  I bought it and brought it home and started thinking it could use some jazzing up.  I remembered this great zipper flower over at Craftaholics Anonymous and knew it would be the perfect touch.  I chose to use the CA method because Linda’s tutorial didn’t include any sewing, and that fit my mood perfectly.  After making one I decided it needed a cluster so I added a few more and love the result:
However, I had to make it work my own way.  I only could find a 20″ black zipper with silver metal teeth.  I decided that I could make that work, so no splicing was required for me.  I was able to make all three flowers out of the single zipper that I purchased at Joanns with my 40% off coupon! 
Sumo’s Sweet Stuff has another great tutorial with the traditional Zipper Flower Rosette and also one with pedals.  Martha Stewart also has a Pedal Zipper flower tutorial.
Happy Flower Making!