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How do I shorten a zip? Please help!

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fuzzpig Fri 28-Feb-14 10:53:10

DD wants to dress up as Dorothy, so I'm planning to cut up this old school dress into a more pinafore type thing. But I'd want to cut the top bit off (where the black lines are) - but if I do that the zip pull would just come off the top I think?

Is there any way I can sew it so the zip stays on? I could just safety pin it I guess but not practical if she needs to change for PE etc.

fuzzpig Fri 28-Feb-14 10:54:07

I mean the zip pull would come off the top when she pulls the zip up.

Persuasion Fri 28-Feb-14 10:55:43

You need to run the zip down then see around the plastic of the zip on both sides at the level you want it to stop. Then cut off above that. Make sure you have enough thread around to stop the zip coming over the top.

Persuasion Fri 28-Feb-14 10:56:22

Sew around, not see!

fuzzpig Fri 28-Feb-14 11:07:22

Oh ok so just keep sewing round the same bit?

Persuasion Fri 28-Feb-14 17:31:36

Yep, where you want the top of the zip to be.the thread should act as a new 'stop'

fuzzpig Fri 28-Feb-14 19:58:37

Great thanks smile

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