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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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