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sewcrazy53

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Date: 1/15/14 7:22 PM

I know how to shorten zippers; however, can one put a new zipper pull on the leftover portion of the zipper? I am making cosmetic bags from the pieces of fabric I have from completed projects, and it seems like shame to throw away the leftovers from shortened zippers. Someone please let me know.

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Date: 1/15/14 7:50 PM

sure, you can put a slider on the leftover tape. Assuming, of course, you have a suitable slider, and the leftover tape is long enough to bother with. You can't make a separating zipper out of what's left, but that wouldn't matter for most bags.

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Date: 1/16/14 10:42 AM

If you want, you can buy zipper by the yard, and then get the # of pulls for the lengths you need. ..If you go to Nova in Hamilton ,Ont.
By the way, sometimes it is easier to put together a bag with a long zipper so that the pull is not in the way, and that is when this type of zipper yardage works great, especially for multiples.

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Date: 1/16/14 12:44 PM

Thanks Pamela. I think that Fabricland also has some zipper sliders. I will take a look. I was looking to shortening the zipper by about half, so there is quite a bit left.

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Date: 1/16/14 12:45 PM

Thanks for the reply. It's helpful.

Yolanda

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Date: 1/16/14 10:38 PM

I just wanted to share my experience with this. About a year ago, I finished making zippered covers for some large outdoor cushions, including one for a chaise-longue.I bought zippers by the yard, and some sliders. However, one of the sliders accidentally came off,and it was impossible to put it back on,despite my following the instructions to do so on the package.
So one has to be careful not to get the slider come off before the zipper is sewn in. Do you have any tips on how to get a slider on to a length of zipper bought by the yard?
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Date: 1/17/14 10:36 AM

I do it quite often when I am doing mending and jean zipper pulls.
1. Open zipper on the end. You do not need to take the whole thing apart. Just enough of the end to work with.

2. Put a piece of the zipper into each side. If you think of a "Y", you are feeding into the top.

3. Gently force the two pieces into the slider so that they are going to come out the other end/bottom together. ( I often pin the zipper tapes, with wig/T pins, onto my pressing ham, as this gives me a third hand to do the encouraging and wiggleing.

4. Be patient...it does work.

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Date: 1/17/14 11:48 AM

Thanks, Pamela;it's worth a try. My problem has been feeding the second end of the zipper into the slider, but perhaps pinning the 2 parts together will help with this.

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Date: 1/18/14 2:58 PM

Do not feed too much into the one side, and then put in the other, so that it catches. It may not be perfectly even, but the 2 or three extra teeth can be cut off to make it even.

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