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How to Shorten A Vislon Separating Zipper

by Linda Beer, Sundrop Outerwear Textiles

 

Supplies: ZIPPER, PAIR OF ZIPPER TOP STOPS, GLUESTICK, SCISSORS, PLIERS, NAIL CLIPPERS, CHALK, OR VANISHING PEN.

STEP 1: Mark in chalk where the last tooth on the zipper SHOULD be. Trim off excess zipper 2.5cm (1"), ABOVE this mark.

STEP 2: Using nail clippers, clip and pull teeth off the end of the zipper above the marking. (Make sure you remove ALL of the plastic tabs above the mark and take care not to damage the zipper tape.)

STEP 3: Place a dab of gluestick on the zipper tape just above the last tooth. Place zipper stop on tape over the dab of glue. Crimp zipper stop with pliers until it is firmly fastened to the zipper tape.

STEP 4: Repeat for the other side.


A mail order catalogue with a full line of outerwear specialty notions is available from Sundrop Outerwear Textiles

Other articles online by Linda Beer:

Selecting Outerwear Fabrics

Polar Fleece Facts

Easy, Almost "No-Sew," Polar Fleece Blanket


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