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« on: December 07, 2010 07:56:15 AM »

I am sewing a duvet cover for my bedspread.  I originally was going to do a zipper closure, but I have had trouble finding a long enough zipper. Does anyone know a place online that has nice, long zippers? I don't want to do buttons because I've had a duvet cover with buttons before and they just came undone all the time.  I'm considering using snaps, which I have never sewn on before.  Which snaps have you found to be more durable? The sew on snaps or the snap fastener kits?
Thanks you for any suggestions.

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« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2010 02:11:05 PM »

I have vintage Barbie clothes stashed at my parent's place that were hand-made with little metal sew-on snaps as the closures. They survived play by the first owner, possibly a second owner, and then me Tongue I hesitate to have that kind of confidence in plastic snaps. I've seen metal sew-on snaps up to a centimetre wide at Fabricland. There are metal snap kits for coats and such, but they're much more expensive than the plastic kits (and probably worth the money). I've also seen "duvet zippers" at Fabricland that were like 72 inches long or something, but at $20 per zipper, I kinda cringed.

Do you have a heavy-duty sewing business in your town? I mean a place that makes boat covers and awnings, does re-upholstery of furniture, recovers snowmobile and motorcycle seats, etc. They would have zipper rolls and can install a zipper at any length for a reasonable cost (just call and ask how much it'd be for a particular length). The shop I lived above only had black zipper rolls, though.

Best of luck Cheesy

« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2010 10:40:02 AM »

Thanks Alexus, that was helpful advice.

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« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2010 08:05:04 PM »

I've found http://stanssewingsupplies.com/  to be a great place to buy zipper coil, pulls, etc. for custom-length zippers, and have used their zips for duvet closures.

« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2010 07:10:11 PM »

I had the same question! Buttons just don't do it for me but I wonder if the cold zipper might bug my legs at night... I might try the snap idea...

« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2011 05:55:05 AM »

While at my parents house over the holiday my mom found a long zipper in her stash.  So I'm going to sew the zipper on.  I appreciate all the help.

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