How to Make a Zipper Pull w/ Pen Sleeve

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How to Make a Zipper Pull w/ Pen Sleeve Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details



Skill Level:

little skill level requirement Novice

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • crimp a crimp tube securely

Pattern Description:

This tutorial is to make a Zipper Pull or Key Ring Fob using any beaded pen sleeve/wrap made to fit a Pilot G2 pen. The completed zipper pull or key fob is very lightweight and hollow with open ends. I provide complete instructions to turn your beaded pen wrap into a zipper pull or key fob.

This pattern does not include instructions to make the Pen Sleeve.

Approximate Finished size:
Length: 2 1/4 inches
Width: 1/2 inch Outside diameter tube.

Supplies Used: Beaded Pen sleeve/wrap, 3/8 inch OD Polyethylene Tubing, Stringing wire, Split ring, Lobster Clasp, Crimp tube

Pages to Print: 5 pages

Skill Level: Beginner: Need to know how to use crimp tube and crimp tool. Other instructions are included

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • about 1/2 inch OD tube by 2 1/4 long


  • Polyethylene tubing - 3/8 in.OD 2 1/4 inches long
  • 1 Lobster Clasp
  • 1 - 6mm split ring
  • Stringing wire - 3 inches
  • 1- 2mm crimp tube
  • 1- Beaded Pen Sleeve/wrap
  • E6000 glue

About Designer

About Designer

Bethel Anthony on

I learned to sew before I went to school. My mother, grandmother and aunt sewed everyday. I ran a needle through my right index finger early on, but have never done it again. I am self taught in many craft fields. My most recent is beadweaving. I think I have finally found my passion. I love the feel and look of tiny cylinder beads worked in peyote stitch into a wonderful mosaic of colorful ...

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