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« on: July 18, 2012 09:18:34 AM »

I'm making something awesome for my too cool for words mother in law, but it needs a zipper.
In fact, the zipper needs to curve around corners, like if you take a binder or a folder, and add a zipper to close it all around the edge.
I'd like to be able to do that, and still be able to line it AND have it open and lay flat.

Any ideas? Help is greatly appreciated!!
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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2012 02:25:10 PM »

the way I've seen it done for binders is to have a long zipper tail at the end to allow for the lying flat.
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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2012 06:08:00 AM »

I made a couple of round bags, and ended up sewing strips of fabric to each side of the zipper, then sewing the fabric sides to the main body part. Much easier than trying to get a zipper to contort itself to unnatural positions!
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« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2012 12:50:50 PM »

Thanks for the ideas! I'll probably go with zipper on fabric  with a long tail!
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