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Continuous Zipping- how to add a zip

Continuous zipping can be a really good tool within sewing, being able to have a zip to the exact length that you need but it can also be one of the hardest things to get the zip on. Follow these simple steps and you won’t find it as hard to do.

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Cut your zipping to the length you need, then cut a little of the zip away in the middle leaving a tab either side.


Pull the zip apart a little, like you 2016-05-11 12.41.33can see in the picture.




2016-05-11 12.43.47Next, push the zip onto one side of the zipper teeth.



This next bit is the tricky part 2016-05-11 12.44.14and it can sometimes take a few times to work so keep at it. Slide the other half of the zip onto the teeth them using the taps pull gently and pull gently with the zip. The zip should side onto both sides.

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You should now have your zipper foot attached, don’t worry if your zip slightly doesn’t line up when you pull the zip through before sewing it in that should sort out.




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