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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO MAKE OR REPAIR YOUR OWN OUTDOOR GEAR

    22 YEARS IN BUSINESS MOST ORDERS SHIP
THE SAME DAY
Zippers

(ALL ZIPPERS ARE NYLON UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED)

READY MADE ZIPPERS

ONE WAY NON-SEPARATING COIL

 

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  Uses: pockets, luggage        

zippers by Maxi

ITEM SIZE LENGTH COLOR 1-49 pcs 50-99 100+  
#5160 #5 7"NL (YKK) black $1.04 ea $ .98 ea $ .79 ea

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#5111 #7 17"NL black $1.58 ea $1.36 ea $1.14 ea

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#5112 #7 18"NL black $1.62 ea $1.39 ea $ 1.16 ea

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#5113 #7 20"NL black $1.69 ea $1.45 ea $1.21 ea

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#5114 #7 22"NL black $1.73 ea $1.48 ea $1.24 ea

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#5115 #7 23"NL black $1.76 ea $1.51 ea $1.26 ea

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#5116 #7 88"NL

black

$4.79 ea $3.78 ea $2.40 ea

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TWO WAY NON-SEPARATING COIL ZIPPERS

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  Uses: pockets, luggage        

zippers by Maxi

ITEM SIZE LENGTH COLOR 1-49 pcs 50-99 100+  
#5123- Ykk #8 21"NL black $3.16 ea $2.95 ea $2.54 ea

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#5124 #7 22"NL black $2.16 ea $1.85 ea $1.44 ea

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#5125 #7 23"NL black $2.22 ea $1.90 ea $1.48 ea

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#5126 #7 24"NL black $2.28 ea $1.96 ea $1.52 ea

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#5127 #7 25"NL black $2.34 ea $2.00 ea $1.56 ea

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#5128 #7 27"NL black $2.46 ea $1.95 ea $1.58 ea

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#5131 #7 37"NL black $2.95 ea $2.62 ea $1.88 ea

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ONE END CLOSED ZIPPERS (o.e.c.)

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  Uses: pullover shirts, zipper fly 

zippers by YKK

ITEM SIZE LENGTH

COLOR

1-49 pcs 50-99 100+
#5192 #3 coil

7 "L

black

$1.04 ea $.98 ea $ .79 ea

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#5135 #5 coil

9 "L

black,white,red, royal, dk purple

$1.99 ea $1.59 ea $ 1.26 ea

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#5136 #5 coil

12"L

black, white,
red, royal, dk. gray, navy,
yelow (tooth style only)
$2.20 ea $1.97 ea $1.69 ea

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#5190 #5 tooth

12"L

black $2.20 ea $1.79 ea $1.56 ea

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#5137 #5 coil

18"L

black, white,
royal
$2.48 ea $1.97 ea $1.69 ea

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#5138 #5 coil

30"L

black, red  royal, navy,  yellow, white (4 or less left)

$3.30 ea $2.69 ea $2.02 ea

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zippers by Maxi

ITEM SIZE LENGTH

COLOR

1-49 pcs 50-99 100+  
#5117 #7 coil 11"NL black $1.62 ea $1.39 ea $ 1.16 ea

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#5154 #7 coil 11"L black $1.62 ea $1.16 ea $ .97 ea

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#5119 #7 coil 16"NL black $1.92 ea $1.64 ea $1.59 ea

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you can shorten this to 15" if needed (see tips below to see how)
#5120 #7 coil 19"NL black $2.10 ea $1.80 ea $1.50 ea

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#5156 #7 coil 20"NL black $2.16 ea $1.54 ea $1.29 ea

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#5150 #7 coil 20"NL blk-rev. tabs $2.69 ea $1.89 ea $1.69 ea

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#5121 #7 coil 77"NL black $3.96 ea $3.38 ea $2.62 ea

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ONE WAY SEPARATING ZIPPERS

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  Uses: jackets or anywhere you need one side to separate from the other 

zippers by YKK

ITEM SIZE LENGTH

COLOR

1-49 pcs 50-99 150+
#5193 #3 coil

30"L

black

$2.99 ea $2.59 ea $2.09 ea

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#5191 #3 coil

48"L

black

$3.75 ea $3.10 ea $2.65 ea

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#5194 #3 coil

96"L

black

$5.25 ea $4.99 ea $4.25 ea

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#5194 - NOTE: you can put a rev. zipper slider on for an ultra lt. sleeping bag (slider is a little tight at the start but slides nice)
#5139 #5 coil

14"L

navy (only 4 avail)
$2.48 ea $1.97 ea $1.59 ea

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#5157 #5 coil

15"L

black $2.55 ea $2.01 ea $1.64 ea

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#5140 #5 coil

16"L

black,  white (only 1 avail),royal, red

$2.59 ea $2.05 ea $1.69 ea

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#5133 #5 tooth

16"L

black $2.58 ea $2.10 ea $1.69 ea

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#5141 #5 coil 18"L black, navy,
dk. gray
$2.65 ea $2.13 ea $1.72 ea

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#5143 #5 coil 22"L black, navy,
yellow, dk. gray
$2.82 ea $2.28 ea $1.90 ea

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#5144 #5 coil 24"L black, royal,
red
$2.89 ea $2.38 ea $1.88 ea

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#5183 #5 tooth 26"L black $3.21 ea $2.63 ea $1.99 ea

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#5184 #5 tooth 28"L black $3.25 ea $2.69 ea $1.99 ea

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#5185 #5 tooth 28"L blk-rev tabs $3.55 ea $3.25 ea $2.75 ea

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#5175 #5 coil 30"L black, white,
dk purple
$2.99 ea $2.59 ea $2.09 ea

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#5187 #5 tooth 30"L black $3.59 ea $3.23 ea $2.31 ea

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#5195 #5 coil 96"L black $5.99 ea $4.65 ea $3.99 ea

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#5188 #10 tooth 30"L

black

$5.75 ea $4.99 ea $3.99 ea

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#5166 #10 tooth 36"L black $6.75 ea $5.59 ea $4.65 ea

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#5167 #10 tooth 48"L black $7.95 ea $6.95 ea $5.25 ea

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#5159 #10 tooth 96"L blk-rev tabs $10.85 ea $9.99 ea $8.49 ea

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WATERPROOF URETEK ZIPPER BY YKK

#5198 #5 coil 46"L

black

$7.95 ea $7.15 ea $6.65 ea

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TWO WAY SEPARATING ZIPPERS

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  Uses: jackets or anywhere you need one side to separate from the other 

zippers by YKK

ITEM SIZE LENGTH COLOR 1-49 pcs 50-99 100+
#5145 #5 tooth 26"L black, royal,red
$3.60 ea $2.89 ea $2.32 ea

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#5146 #5 tooth 28"L black,  navy $3.73 ea $3.07 ea $2.47 ea

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#5147 #5 tooth 30"L black,  white,
royal, navy        
$3.75 ea $3.09 ea $2.47 ea

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#5148 #5 tooth 40"L black $4.35 ea $3.59 ea $2.81 ea

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#5162 #5 tooth 48"L black $4.60 ea $3.75 ea $2.85 ea

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#5153 #5 coil 96"NL blk-rev tabs $7.65 ea $6.99 ea $5.65 ea

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#5189 #8 coil 110"NL blk-rev tabs $9.99 ea $8.88 ea $8.38 ea

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#2.5 coil #3 coil #5 coil #8 coil #10 coil
#5 tooth #10 tooth
MAKE YOUR OWN ZIPPERS

CONTINUOUS ZIPPER   - YKK

ITEM SIZE STYLE COLOR 1-25 yds 25-100 yds 100 yds - roll sz  
#5038 #3 coil black $ .95 yd $ .86 yd $ .75 yd

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#5030 #5 coil black $ 1.05 yd $ .92 yd $ .85 yd

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#5031 #8 coil black $1.24 yd $ 1.15 yd $ .95 yd

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#5032 #10 coil black $1.85 yd $1.69 yd $1.55 yd

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#5033 #5 tooth black $1.45 yd $1.30 yd $ 1.13 yd

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#5034 #10 tooth black $2.12 yd $1.94 yd $1.74 yd

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WATERPROOF URETEK ZIPPER   - YKK

ITEM SIZE STYLE COLOR 1-25 yds 25-100 yds 100 y - roll sz
#5036 # 3 coil black $3.75 yd $3.52 yd $ 3.18 yd

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#5037 # 5 coil black $3.99 yd $3.80 yd $ 3.51 yd

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NOTE: For the #5 Uretek zipper you have your choice of #5058 a single pull zipper slider or #5043 a double reversible slider.  For the #3 coil Uretek zipper only double reversible zipper sliders (#5055) are available.  For the reversible zipper sliders the slider is installed "backwards" so the zipper teeth go toward the inside of the item and the coated (waterproof) side of the tape goes toward the outside.  (What would usually be considered the "wrong side" of the zipper is the "right side" of the zipper with the waterproof style).  For the #3 zipper if only one of the pulls (tabs) is prefered you can be snip off tab on the backside of the zipper once the slider is put on.

SINGLE SLIDERS - metal

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                 COIL STYLE                                            TOOTH STYLE
ITEM SIZE STYLE COLOR 1-25 pcs 25-100 100+
#5052 #2.5L coil silver, blk $ .30 ea $ .22 ea $ .18 ea

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**NOTE:  We do not have #2.5 zipper chain to go with these sliders
#5040 #5NL coil black $ .33 ea $ .27 ea $ .22 ea

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**NOTE:  If you need a slider for a waterproof (Uretek) zipper you need to order a double/reversible slider listed below
#5041 #8NL coil black $ .40 ea $ .33 ea $ .28 ea

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#5042 #10NL coil black $ .85 ea $ .79 ea $ .66 ea

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#5046 #5L tooth black $ .39 ea $ .34 ea $ .29 ea

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#5047* #10L tooth black $ 1.05 ea $ .99 ea $ .94 ea

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DOUBLE REVERSIBLE SLIDERS - metal

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                   COIL STYLE                                                      TOOTH STYLE
ITEM SIZE STYLE COLOR 1-25 pcs 25-100 100+
#5053 #2.5NL coil silver $ .45 ea $ .30 ea $ .20 ea

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**NOTE:  We do not have #2.5 zipper chain to go with these sliders
#5055 #3NL coil black $ .49 ea $ .41 ea $ .38 ea

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#5043 #5NL coil black $ .49 ea $ .42 ea $ .39 ea

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#5044 #8NL coil black $ .87 ea $ .76 ea $ .59 ea

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#5045 #10NL coil black $1.55 ea $1.43 ea $ 1.20 ea

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#5048 #5L tooth black $ .92 ea $ .78 ea $ .73 ea

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#5049
#10L tooth black $1.85 ea $1.70 ea $1.55 ea

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#5057
( ONLY 2 LEFT)
#10 Non Locking tooth black $1.68 ea $1.58 ea N/A

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ZIPPER SLIDERS  -   PLASTIC    great for marine and saltwater uses

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ITEM SIZE STYLE COLOR 1-25 25-100 100+
#5060 #5L tooth black $ .80 ea $ .70 ea $ .65 ea

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#5062 #10L
tooth black $ 1.55 ea $ 1.25 ea $ 1.10 ea

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#5061 #5L tooth black $ 1.30 ea $ 1.20 ea $ 1.10 ea

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#5063 #10L tooth black $ 1.95 ea $1.85 ea $ 1.65 ea

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URETEK SINGLE PULL ZIPPER SLIDERS  -   FOR URETEK ZIPPER ONLY

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This slider is designed for Uretek zipper only

ITEM SIZE STYLE COLOR 1-25 25-100 100+
#5058 #5NL coil black $ .38 ea $ .34 ea $ .26 ea

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ZIPPER SLIDERS  -   KEY LOCKING

      slider     
locks and unlocks with a removable key-used with #5 coil zipper tape
(works great for luggage, fanny packs, and bank bags)

ITEM SIZE STYLE COLOR 1-25 25-100 100+
#5064 #5L coil silver $ 1.89 ea $ 1.75 ea $ 1.55 ea

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TOP & BOTTOM STOPS

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ITEM SIZE STYLE COLOR 1-25 25-100 100+
#5021 #8 top silver $ .12 pr. $ .11 pr. $ .10 pr.

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#5022 #10
top silver $ .14 pr. $ .13 pr. $ .12 pr.

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#5023 #7 bottom silver $ .11 ea $ .10 ea $ .09 ea

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slightly tight for the #8 chain but very workable
#5024 #10 bottom silver $ .13 ea $ .12 ea $ .10 ea

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ZIPPER TIPS & INFO

     EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO
     KNOW ABOUT ZIPPERS

COIL more flexible and smoother running than tooth zippers.
As a general rule, typically the #5 is for clothing and the
#7 & #8 are used for gear. Uses: tents, jackets, luggage                                       

TOOTH SIZE the smaller the number the smaller the tooth
size: ie. #5 is smaller than #10 and thus not as strong.                                                          

TOOTH SIZE the smaller the number the smaller the tooth
size: ie. #5 is smaller than #10 and thus not as strong.

CONTINUOUS ZIPPER a length of zipper, either coil or
tooth style, sold by the yard. Allows you to make and
customize your own zippers. At least one end must be
sewn closed. It cannot be used to make separating
jacket zippers.

ZIPPER SLIDER (PULL) the zipper slider (pull) on the zipper [Note:
the zipper sliders from one brand (ie: YKK brand) are
usually not interchangeable with other zipper brands
(ie: Maxi brand zippers, etc.)

(1) single slider-a zipper slider with only one pull      

                             

(2) double-reversible slider-a zipper slider with a pull tab on both sides of the slider. Uses: sleeping bags  


                                                             
(3) non-locking slider (NL)-a zipper slider which slides easily and
has no internal locking mechanism to hold it in
place. Uses: pockets, luggage, tent doors

(4) locking slider (L)-a coil zipper slider which has an internal
locking mechanism to hold the slider in place
ie. trouser zipper

(5) key locking slider (KL)-a zipper slider which locks and
unlocks with a removable key. Uses:security
envelopes, luggage


WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
TOOTH & COIL STYLE ZIPPERS?

For many projects it’s your preference which style you choose

TOOTH STYLE
has individual blocks of teeth.

COIL STYLE
has continuous wrap of
nylon filament



ZIPPER ANATOMY

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WHY MAKE YOUR OWN ZIPPERS:

There are a number of reasons why you would want to make your own zipper using continuous coil or continuous tooth zipper length.

1. By doing so you can customize the length and style of the zipper you want ie: one way non-separating, two-way non-separating or one-end-closed. [NOTE: The only style of zipper you cannot make with continuous zipper is a one-way or a two-way separating zipper-like a jacket style zipper].

2. When you make your own zipper you can select the style of zipper slider you desire: non-locking, locking, key locking or double reversible. See the zipper terms box to determine which style of slider to use.

3. Often times it is more economical to make your own. To determine how much to buy just add 2" to the desired length you want the zipper to be (1" extra for each end) ie: if you want a 70" zipper you will need at least 72" of continuous zipper.


SHOULD YOU USE TOP & BOTTOM STOPS:

Top and bottom stops can be optional. The purpose of zipper stops is to keep the zipper sliders from pulling off when the zipper is in use. If an end of the zipper is sewn into a seam you may choose not to attach top/bottom stops because the seam will act as the "stops". When using zipper stops, bottom stops are attached to one end of a one end closed zipper and both ends of a one or two-way non-separating zipper. Top stops are used at the top end (the "open" end) of a one-end closed zipper.


WHAT SIZE TOP & BOTTOM STOPS SHOULD YOU USE:

For #5 and #8 coil and #5 tooth zipper use #8 top and bottom stops. For #10 coil and #10 tooth zipper use #10 top and bottom stops.

                
  HOW TO ATTACH A ZIPPER SLIDER
1). On one end of the zipper tape, part the zipper teeth about 2".  
2). Insert one side of the zipper about 1/4 " into the curved end
of the zipper slider.

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[NOTE: On double pull sliders place the
slider so that the angled portion of the
flange is up].


3). Insert the other end of the zipper into the slider. To prevent
misalignment on the other end of the zipper line up the short ends
of the zipper tape evenly.

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4). Firmly holding both zipper halves slide the slider onto the
zipper teeth. It may take several attempts to line up the zipper
teeth and to prevent a bulge on one side of the zipper tape if the
teeth are misaligned.
[NOTE: When putting two siders on the same zipper tape, attach the
second slider on the opposite end of the zipper tape using the same
method as above].
                  
  ZIPPER FAILURE

Zipper failures are usually the result of the zipper slider wearing out, especially if no apparent damage is noticeable to the zipper teeth. For zippers where the teeth separate after the zipper is closed, a possible solution (though at times only a temporary one) is to pinch the slider from the top of the slider to the bottom of the slider with a pair of pliers to seat the slider closer to the zipper teeth (not too light though).
If this doesn’t work try replacing the slider before replacing the entire zipper.

                     
ZIPPER WEDGES

The following method works well to eliminate the bulk when installing zippers in a seam…

Cut the length of zipper needed for the project minus 2" (ie. for a 25" zipper cut a 23" length of zipper. Install zipper slider(s).
Cut 2 zipper wedges out of project fabric, 2" long by width of the zipper tape.

On each end of zipper, pin each zipper wedge face side down to right side of zipper matching short raw edges.
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Using a zipper foot, stitch 1/2" from raw edge.

Fold zipper wedge out flat & top stitch 1/4" from edge with zipper foot.
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Install in project.
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  HOW TO SHORTEN A ZIPPER

       COIL STYLE ZIPPER:

1. Determine the final length you want the zipper to be.   At the top end of the zipper place a mark at this measurement (Mark #1).   Place another mark (Mark #2) 1" above Mark #1.

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2. With the zipper slider below Mark #1 trim both sides of the zipper at Mark #2.  Using a match or candle sear the raw edges of the zipper tape to prevent raveling.

3. Finishing the end:

     METHOD #1: Between Mark #1 and Mark #2, using nail clippers or scissors remove the zipper teeth being careful not to cut into the fabric portion of the zipper tape.  Remove any small plastic parts remaining in this area.

            a.  Remove the two top stops from the zipper pieces that were removed in step 2 (if this is not possible because the zipper stops are plastic or if you are unable to remove them go on to step b.)   Reattach the stops on the zipper placing each over the first few teeth (or if this is not possible as close to the top tooth as possible).  Using a pair of pliers crimp each in place.  The zipper is now ready to be installed.

                 If the zipper stops are plastic or if you are unable to remove them go to the next step (b).

            b.  To keep the zipper sliders from coming off stitch across the top few zipper teeth on both sides of the zipper tape, using a tight zig-zag stitch and stitching in place numerous times.   (NOTE: set the zig-zag stitch width wide enough so that the needle passes freely across the teeth).  The zipper is now ready to be installed.

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METHOD #2:  At Mark #1 fold the extra 1" portion of the zipper tape toward the bank and slightly off to the side of the zipper.   Pin.  Stitch to secure the folded edge in place.  The zipper is now ready to be installed.

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          TOOTH STYLE ZIPPER:

Method #1: Follow steps 1 through 3a above and if necessary Method 2 below.  [NOTE: in removing the zipper teeth on a tooth zipper pliers may be used to pull the teeth off.  Also, when reattaching the top stops place the stop immediately above the top tooth not over it.]

METHOD #2:  At mark #1 fold the extra 1" portion of the zipper tape toward the back and off to the side of the zipper immediately above the last tooth, making certain there is no space.  Pin in place.  Stitch to secure the folded edge in place. 

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The zipper is now ready to install.