The biggest fears of people when it comes to zippers by the yard are that they are afraid to cut the length they will need or putting the zipper pulls on. Is this also your concern?
If this is the case, then, it is about time that you learn how to use them. It doesn’t matter if you are a hobbyist or a professional because buying and using zippers by the yard is something that can benefit you in more ways than one.
Before anything else, you need to understand the different zipper components to make things easier for you. If you will take a close look at the zipper slider, you will see a rounded end that have two openings and the flat end with just one opening.
A slider also has a wrong side and a right side. The right side has the pull tab or the part you hold for moving the slider down or up. The wrong side usually got several letters or numbers on it to indicate the manufacturer or size.
This time, check the zipper tape and notice that each end has a 1 inch fabric. This helps you put the pulls on since putting the zipper pulls directly on the fabric is easier compared to directly putting it on the teeth. You don’t need to worry though. If you got a piece of zipper wherein you have to place the pull straight on the teeth, it will be easier with some practice.
One more thing you will notice when it comes to the zipper tape is that there is a wrong side and a right side as well. The zipper tape’s right side has a nylon coil that is also known as the zipper chain or teeth. On the other hand, the wrong side is only fabric. It must be flat and you should see the stitching that holds the teeth in place.
Since you are now familiar with all the components, you are now ready to add the zipper pull to your zipper by the yard. Take the zipper tape first, the right side facing upwards then separate one end to get two sides of the zipper chain.
Take the pull with its right side up then insert the two sizes of the zipper tape in the rounded tip of the pull that has two openings. There is one size of the side for every side of the pull.
With the pull on the fabric, you should like the ends of the fabric for them to be even then slide the pull on the tape. Just like that, you have finally added your first ever zipper pull on your zipper by the yard.
Now, don’t be disappointed if the coil doesn’t line up as perfectly as you want it on your first try. All you need is some practice and soon enough, you will realize how easy it is to use your zippers by the yard from Zipper Shipper.