Mod Home Ec Teacher

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Comments - How-to Insert a Zipper

Karen on Mar 13, 2012:

This is commercial zipper stock - many regular zippers you can't take the head off and put back on so easily....

ModHomeEcTeacher on Apr 18, 2008:

Now you have to get to work, heh?

evenstar on Apr 18, 2008:

thank you so much. I have been wanting to know how to do this as I have some pouches to make up. I am almost disappointed that the mystery is gone!

ModHomeEcTeacher on Apr 07, 2008:

If you give the boxing for the zipper an extra inch and fold stitch that inch into the seam allowance, you should come out o.k., sometimes it doesn't exactly and you have to trim it up.

Thanks so much for the tip.

yeye_joijoi on Apr 06, 2008:

oh zippers! the bane of all m sewing projects.


Thought I'd note here the baste in step 2 calls for 1 inch of seam allowance each (ontop of which you sew your zipper). Otherwise, just be sure to trim the finished box peace to match the rest of them!!!!! I learned the hard-ish way.

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