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« on: May 05, 2007 11:00:30 AM »

i tried a search on this and came up with nothing. So, i ask you, how can you make jeans low-rise? or, how do you shorten  a zipper? i hate hate hate when i come across a really cute pair of jeans and then they come up to my belly button... ugh.

so, help?  Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2007 04:59:55 PM »

When I bought a zipper, shortening instructions were on the envelope.  Basically, you always want to shorten from the attached side (when the zipper is all the way open).  The instructions said to sew around the teeth to create a new stopping & attached point, then you can shorten it by cutting between the teeth, but leave about 1/2 inch margin.

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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2007 05:20:19 PM »

huh, cool. thanks for that!

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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2007 10:16:48 PM »

If you're talking about jeans, the zipper is probably a chain zipper which is a little different from the ones that we usually get at the store (though the same shortening method will work) which is a coil zipper. 

I'm guessing for your jeans you don't want to have to rip the whole zipper out to make them lower rise since fly zippers aren't very much fun to put in.  So you could just cut them down to where you want (including the zipper) and by reapplying the waistband, you will create a new stopping point for the zipper.  If you're worried about the zipper eating up the waistband or something you can always rip a couple of the top teeth out and sew a few stitches to make a new stopper (like what the back of the zipper package shows).

Hope that helps!

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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2007 06:00:25 AM »

yes, thank you!

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