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« on: March 09, 2005 09:42:24 PM »

(err I'm not sure if this goes here - it's not a "project" persay, but it's definitely Vintage!!!)

Ok craftsters, here it is.  The one thing I hated most about sewing was zipper installation.  But then I realized after a few times, I finally battled my way through the horrors of zipper installation.

Thanks to "Ready, Set, Sew: The Butterick Sewing Book" from 1971, we all can zip through zippers faster than you can say zippidity do da!!!!

I scanned the pages from the book and since they are large & 5 of them, view them through these following links.  I made sure that the text is readable when you view the image at it's 100% actual size - but it was hard since I am photoshop disabled.  If you have really bad eye sight and absolutely HAVE To have this tutorial, I'll try to make them better! 

PAGE ONE: http://www.angelfire.com/indie/cedu/diy/diy_zippers_001a.jpg 

PAGE TWO: http://www.angelfire.com/indie/cedu/diy/diy_zippers_002a.jpg

PAGE THREE: http://www.angelfire.com/indie/cedu/diy/diy_zippers_003a.jpg

PAGE FOUR & FIVE: http://www.angelfire.com/indie/cedu/diy/diy_zippers_004a.jpg

PAGE FIVE & SIX: http://www.angelfire.com/indie/cedu/diy/diy_zippers_005a.jpg

Supa! Let me know what you guys think and if this helped you out at all.  I HAVE SOOOO many different vintage craft books I don't know what the heck I am doin not posting these projects.....
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sivi
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2005 06:37:46 AM »

yes, very helpful for someone like me that just got my first sewing machine.  Thank you for posting.
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kerrilc
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2005 06:49:43 AM »

Thanks a bunch!  I'm trying to sew a skirt without a pattern and I have been stressing about how to do the zipper. 
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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2005 02:17:07 PM »

Finally i know how to do this zipper thing!, i have been struggling for a while, the pictures are very clear, thank you for taking your time to scan and post this tutorial... Thanks a lot again!!!
 Grin
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« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2005 09:27:44 AM »

Thanks so much!  I can always use some good, clear diagrams for my zippers.  Although I think I need to just give in and buy a zipper foot...I've been doing "well-enough" without one, but I'm tired of "well-enough" zippers.  Time for a really professional-looking, zipper-footed zipper installation!
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« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2005 02:37:56 AM »

wow, thats great!

thanks
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« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2005 05:28:09 AM »

WOW! thanks alot, im printing them right now!! ill take any help anyone will give!! hehe
thanks alot!
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« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2005 05:50:53 AM »

thanks.  this is great helpful information.
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melsing32
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2005 04:37:32 AM »

wow thanks!!! i haven't had the problem of sewing on the zipper but making it shorter.  the first set of instructions were great!  man, now it seems so easy, why didn't i think to do that?
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« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2005 10:22:42 AM »

Excellent information!  Thank you for taking the time to scan and post these!
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« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2005 04:01:55 PM »

thanks.  this is great helpful information.

Ditto!
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« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2005 11:15:26 PM »

hehe.... I learned those ways to attach zippers, with very similar handouts two years ago in clothing design Tongue Shows how old my school's things are...
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« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2006 09:01:31 AM »

thanks for posting this!  Those old school tutes are the best...
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« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2006 04:48:53 PM »

Thanks my Dh zipper broken on a suede jacket and I might be able to save it now... Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2006 05:29:00 PM »

I am  sad  now I can not  get  the  fourth one  to  show  up all the  way  only  half  comes  up???   help!
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« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2006 05:09:32 AM »

Hi Ophelia! Thanks for those great pages! They are really helpful! That book seems to be great!
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« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2006 10:55:11 AM »

Excellent Photos!!

thanks for your time
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« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2006 11:19:24 AM »

thank you thank you - this was exactly what i was looking for!
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« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2006 02:38:46 PM »

ah-ha!
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« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2007 08:23:52 AM »

Ooooh!  this is very helpful.  Thank you.
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« Reply #20 on: July 02, 2007 11:37:09 PM »

I'm about to venture on the first of a few projects requiring zippers, so I think that this will be a real help. Thanks!
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« Reply #21 on: September 10, 2007 09:33:35 AM »

I can't get it come up at all Sad  me and zipper installation haven't gotten together thus far because I'm scared! LOL!
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« Reply #22 on: September 11, 2007 03:20:47 PM »

Me either! Went to the link and it said the pages weren't found. Since its someone's personal page, not a business, or whatever, I try to avoid keeping sites based on angelfire, the sites with them rarely stay long......
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« Reply #23 on: March 25, 2008 02:13:03 PM »

Buy a copy of the vogue butterick guide to sewing techniques; # ISBN-10: 1573890049
# ISBN-13: 978-1573890045
second hand in the uk it'll cost youabout 20 ish, in the US there's one on amazon at the moment for a mere $8. it is sooooo worth the money. my copy from the mid nineties is battered and bruised 'cos I use it on an almost daily basis.



and buy a zipper foot for your machine; i can't stress this enough people!!!
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