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Technique Tuesday

Posted on September 20, 2016

Quick Tip Tuesday-Zippers

Technique Tuesday

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I install a ton of zippers.  I install a zipper on almost E-V-E-R-Y project ,sometimes more than one.  Zippers come in a bazillion lengths and sometimes you have to cut them down to fit your project.

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Hint: I find that it’s much easier to sew with a longer zipper  than with the recommended zipper length since the zipper stops can be an issue.

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So the technique for today is how to work with the zipper after its been cut down.  I use to find myself wrangling to keep the zipper together.  Pins inflicting pain since it can be an awkward sew when putting on zipper tabs. Here’s what I do. Cut off the tab at the recommended length.

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Then I grab my trusty Tim Holtz stapler!  Quick and easy!

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Staple the zipper tape together and viola!

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Toodles!

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