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Re: Zipper and Knitting
Posted by: KT (IP Logged)
Date: August 11, 2009 11:37AM

I think I was actually thinking more of grosgrain ribbon to help stabilize the vest front.

I ordered the zipper on-line and it arrived yesterday. Quite the monster zipper -- that's what I get for ordering on-line and not calling for more details. I wanted the zipper that not only comes apart but can slide from both directions. I think you are correct that I won't need anything else to stabilize the front edge.

I'm planning on picking up stitches along the vest front to create a placket. I'm thinking of making it wide enough to "hem" back to the front edges, using a slip stitch to attach the backside of this hem to the front edge. Then I think I will sew my zipper to the slip stitch.

I was never much of a machine sewer so I will definitely hand sew my zipper in place. Thanks for the feedback about using regular sewing thread.

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  Zipper and Knitting KT 08/10/2009 01:13PM
  Re: Zipper and Knitting Alex 08/11/2009 01:54AM
  Re: Zipper and Knitting KT 08/11/2009 11:37AM
  Re: Zipper and Knitting jeanette 08/11/2009 01:51PM
  Re: Zipper and Knitting knittingmom 08/11/2009 04:00PM

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