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« on: April 30, 2009 05:33:01 PM »

okay so i have been making zipper pouches, and I know how to install a zip.   I have done it many, many times.  My problem is that I have tons of white zips that are waaay long.  So I just cut them down, and save the tabs by the zip head.  This makes my zip end kinda curved on the finished product (the end that is not by the head)  How can I get it to lay flat?   Should I keep the end tabs and cut the front end of the zipper instead?

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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2009 07:31:37 PM »

I don't have an answer, but why don't you sacrifice a zipper & try cutting the other end off, maybe it'll work.

« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2009 11:54:42 PM »

Hum, I don't see why this should happen...  When I cut a zipper to custom length I usually cut it at the bottom.  Try ironing it before sewing it in, that may help.
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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2009 05:58:08 AM »

I usually cut the zipper at the top. I also cut/pull off some of the extra teeth to reduce the bulk.
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2009 10:15:30 AM »

oook, I've modified conveniently. Cheesy

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