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.
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.
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.
Then I grab my trusty Tim Holtz stapler! Quick and easy!
Staple the zipper tape together and viola!