A separating zipper is a type of zipper that allows garments to be separated completely. It is different from the standard zipper as standard zippers still connect the garments together at one end. Separating zippers are ideal to use for jackets, sleeping bags and convertible clothing. It is fairly easy to sew a separating zipper onto your clothing. You do not need to bring your clothes in to have them repaired. This will save you some money. Follow the steps below to know how to put in a separating zipper.
Here are the steps on how you can put in a separating zipper:
- Materials that you need. The materials that you will need for putting in a separating zipper are a sewing machine, thread, separating zipper, some sewing pins, a needle, measuring tape and the item where you will install the separating zipper. If you are working with a tough cloth, it is best to use thick thread so that the separating zipper will not come off easily when it is used.
- Prepare the garment. The first thing that you will have to do is to measure the item where you will attach the separating zipper. Use the measuring tape to measure the item’s opening. Take note of the measurement. Write it down on a piece of paper to bring it with you when you purchase the separating zipper. When you go to the store, buy a separating zipper, which is at least a few inches longer than
- Attaching the separating zipper. Attach the zipper together and turn it downwards so that the front of the zipper is facing the front of the garment. This will be easier for you to do if there are no folds on the zipper or the garment. You can iron them to straighten them out. Use the sewing machine to start stitching the seam line. It will be easier for you to do this if you start from the top and work your way towards the bottom. Repeat this step for the garment’s other side.
- Finishing the zipper. When you are done, you will notice that the zipper is longer than the garment. Fold the excess zipper and sew it on the inside of the garment so that it does not show. Afterwards, you can try to close the zipper and see if you did the sewing correctly. If you are happy with the results, you can do some finishing stitches. The finishing stitches should keep the zipper in place when you use the garment.
These are the simple steps that you have to follow if you want to attach a separating zipper on a garment. You can easily do this for items, such as homemade bags, dresses, convertible clothing and just any item that you can think of. Let your creativity run wild and purchase different colored zippers to use with colorful threads. This will give your garments a fun style.