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Can you shorten a zipper at the bottom?
marymary86
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Date: 8/29/12 2:14 PM

I have the perfect color zipper in my stash but it's too long.

I like the way the tape extends beyond the teeth at the top and wondered if there's any reason why I can't shorten it at the bottom (bartacking over the teeth an inch or sew above where I plan to cut it).

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Mary


zinna
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Date: 8/29/12 2:46 PM

that's exactly how I shorten a too long zipper, and I've been sewing for 58 years! [I can't belive it myself]Just make sure you close the zipper first.

marymary86
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Date: 8/29/12 2:49 PM

Thank you!

Nothing like the voice of experience!!

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Mary


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