Let’s talk about how to shorten a zipper.
Sewing zippers is one of those tasks in sewing where the devil is in the details.
One of the problems you’ll run into is having a zipper that’s too long. In fact, many times it’s EASIER to sew with zippers that are too long. (Hello annoying zipper stops that get in the way of everything!)
And then there are times when you find that you can’t find the right length of zipper in the right color, so you buy the longer one. (Ask me about the jacket I bought a front zipper for no less than 3 times!)
Whatever the case, the good news about working with zippers that are too long is that it’s easy to shorten them yourself.
In this post, we’ll talk about how to shorten a zipper by hand, with tools, and by machine. You’ll learn how to do this with invisible zippers, separating zippers and closed end zippers too.
Grab some needle nose pliers and let’s shorten some zippers.
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