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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.....
« 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.

« 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. 
« 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!!!
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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!


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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.
« 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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