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ZIP-IT! HOW TO INSERT A ZIP & FINDING THE PERFECT ZIP FOR YOUR PROJECT

Learn the mysterious art of zipper insertion with the super clever Tina and make yourself this cute wee coin purse!  We also define our zips a bit better to help you find the perfect one for your project!

You will need:

2 x strong woven fabric (14 x 10cm each), we've used some of our UV Canvas (https://www.backstreetbargains.co.nz/t/fabric-type/uv-coated-waterproof-canvas) but you could use any of our drills or cottons.

1x a 5x4cm strip (for the key ring tab) of matching fabric

15cm dress zip (https://www.backstreetbargains.co.nz/products/dress-zip-15cms?taxon_id=157)

1 x key ring

A zipper foot (check in the little bag of extra's you get with your sewing machine)

 

1. Fold key ring tab 1cm each side then fold in the middle

2. Sew down both sides

3. Pin zip into place, then sew down zip

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4. Top stitch along zip

5. Turn 'inside out' - make sure the zip is open!  Pin the key ring tab 'inside', 4cm down from the top.

6. Sew together (1cm seam allowance)

7. Overlock to finish (optional)

NB: We recommend overlocking all your sewing projects for a better finish and strength but if you don't have one that's fine.

Zippology

Name

Zip End

Teeth

Width of Zipper Teeth

Suitable For

Other Details

Open Ended Zip

Open

Plastic

6mm

Jackets.  Projects were the two sides are needing to be separated

 

Jean Zip

Locked

Brass

5mm

Jeans or Trousers

Has brass teeth for strength and durability.  Is flatter than a trouser zip so that the covering flap has a smoother finish.

Chunky Zip

Open

Plastic

7mm

Jackets

 

Invisible Woven Zip

Fused

Plastic

3mm

Dresses, formal wear

 

Small pull tab

Invisible zip attached to a woven tape.  The zipper is sewn into the seam to create a smoother, less obtrusive finish.  Perfect for ball-gowns, bridal wear or close fitting garments.  It does not need top stitching.  Use an invisible zip foot available in our notions section.

Invisible Zip

Fused

Plastic

2mm

 

Dresses, Formal wear

 

Small pull tab

Zipper sewn into the seam to create a smoother less obtrusive finish.  Perfect for ball-gowns, bridal wear or close fitting garments.  Does not need top stitching.  Use an invisible zip foot available in our notions section.

Trouser Zip

Locked

Metal

3mm

Trousers

Metal teeth for strength and durability. Used for sewing into pants, trousers or shorts.  Has a strong closed bottom to prevent the zipper from separating.

Dress Zip

Fused

Plastic

3mm

All-purpose

Has small plastic teeth. Has a “lock” at the end to keep the zip from separating.  Widest range of colours and lengths.

 

 

 

 

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