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blessedtosew
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Date: 11/13/12 8:29 PM

Does anyone know where I can find a 9" kelly green separating zipper? I found a 14" but I am not sure how to shorten a separating zipper.

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Date: 11/13/12 9:09 PM

If it's a metal zipper you can shorten it. You shorten from the top, removing the stops carefully so that you can put them back on. Using a knippers you cut of the excess zipper teeth.

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Date: 11/14/12 1:46 AM

If it's plastic molded you do the the same way as metal, except for the stops. If it's coil, I cut it a little longer than needed and fold the top underneath and stitch.

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Date: 11/14/12 3:42 AM

I've never successfully shortened a zipper either without destroying it. Somewhere there was a thread about which are the best zippers to buy and someone posted some links to shops. I'll try to find them again and post here.

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Date: 11/14/12 1:05 PM

I would probably mess it up. Look what I found. I decided to pop over to Amazon.com and came across
this. I snapped it up.

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Date: 11/14/12 3:33 PM

ZipperStop (AKA A.Feibusch)--those guys are great!
I've been buying zippers from them for years. I've had the YKK color chart for about 5 years, and will go through and match all my upcoming projects and order a bunch at one time. They can also do custom lengths.

Juliette

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Date: 11/14/12 3:36 PM

Dontcha just love it when that happens?! Who'd have guessed that you'd be able to find precisely the right type and color?

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