I had to shorten a zipper so I cut off the top as directed in the directions of the pattern. But now I don't know what to do to keep the zipper tab from coming off the coils on the top. Any ideas on how to add a top stop? The zipper is a fly for pants and is hidden, so it doesn't have to be pretty.
Hey there! I work in Meguro, so I am down there ALL the time. I would love to meet up and do some crafting. I don't really have any other crafting friends, but I do know of a few knitting groups (I'm mostly into knitting, but started sewing again). Nippori is my crafting mecca. I try to get down there once every month or two.
When I first got here, I went to a local sewing machine shop. You can get a basic machine for cheap, but they machines aren't very durable. In fact, the sales lady told me they are for "mothers of kindergardeners". However, they would work if you need something basic. Thrift stores like Hard Off have used machines for cheap. But if you want a new one, expect to pay at least 10,000 yen for a basic one.