Zippers at estate sales can be almost insanely cheap. Zippers at Walmart or the craft store are expensive. And for some reason I can't quite understand, the zippers at the actual quilt shop fall in between those two extremes....
The prices you can see in that picture aren't what I paid. I watch for the sales where a whole box is going for a couple of bucks. If I had to buy a new zipper for every cute little project bag, I wouldn't be making more than one or two of them. I also wouldn't be trying new techniques that might not turn out well.
If I dig through my stash, I can probably find a zipper that's close enough to the color and style I need. The teapot project bag I made last week has a green zipper that's the same shade as some of the teapots. I figure I'm more likely to use the blue zippers in future projects than that particular shade of green. Once I find the right color, it's easy enough to shorten the zipper to the size I need.
Weekly Stash Report
Fabric used this week: 0 yards
Fabric used year to date: 2 yards
Fabric added this week: 0 yards
Fabric added year to date: 5 yards
Net added for 2017: 3 yards
Yarn used this Week: 300 yards
Yarn used year to Date: 3550 yards
Yarn added this Week: 0 yards
Yarn added Year to Date: 9350 yards
Net added for 2017: 5800 yards
This post is linked to Patchwork Times.