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Topic: Making a normal zipper into a seperatable one?  (Read 462 times)
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« on: August 16, 2007 05:12:45 PM »

Is it possible???

I'm thinking, pry off the little metal thingie that holds each half together, but what next? My idea is to do a bunch of tight stitches around each end to substitute the little plastic thingies, but I don't know if that'll let it come apart easily/at all.. it really helps to understand this if you look at each kind of zipper lol.
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« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2007 07:36:40 AM »

Well... I think I understand what you're saying, but I've never heard of anyone doing that.  I'd say just give it a shot.  Or invest in a separating zipper.
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« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2007 12:31:47 AM »

Yes you'll be able to pull them apart, but if you are thinking of using it like a zip-up hoodie zip, then I'd say no - you need that plastic piece at the bottom to be able to do it up again.
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« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2007 03:18:22 AM »

It will probably be very difficult to close it again unless you come up with something stiffer to put on the ends. I think stitching would be too soft and not smooth enough. I think I would try to find a tiny piece of plastic to sew/glue on the end. I've never tried this exact operation though, so take it as a suggestion.

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« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2007 04:09:26 PM »

*ahem*... this post was made in a moment of not-so-clear thinking, and when I sat down and seriously considered it, I realized that it wouldn't be possible because the little plastic thingies have to lock together to close the zip and even if you'd be able to zip it up again, there would be nothing to stop it from coming apart at the bottom if they were pulled apart ever so slightly.
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