extra fabric inserted into seam and frayed
the reverse of the previous sample also gives an interesting, much neater 'piped' effect
a further experiment with 'neat' inside a tatty seam / frayed fabric added to a 'neat' seam / 'neat' inside a tatty seam
extra fabric frayed, then cut and pieced to experiment with joins
wider fabric added and heavilt frayed. This could be knotted or beaded to give further interest.
extra fabric added to seam, then cut into strips, The extra fabric was then cut at an angle, frayed, and machined down. The strips were then pieced together.
short strips of frayed fabric sewn into seam.
folded triangles of contrasting fabric
this zip would have had much more impact if it had metal teeth
tabs; these could have cord running through - see below
The top one is decorated with machine stitching, the bottom is different widths of fabric, layered and stitched together.
twisted & machine zig-zagged,
several fabric strips twisted & machine zig zagged (this was probably too chunky as the zig zag stitch was not quite wide enough to stitch across the twisted strips),
knots in a bunch of fabric strips,
twisted & machine zig zagged, then knotted