HOW TO SHORTEN AN ALL-PURPOSE ZIPPER
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
- All-purpose zipper
- Measuring tape or ruler
- Fabric marker
- Hand-sewing needle
In this tutorial, I'll be shortening my 9" zipper down to a 7".
1. Measure and mark the desired length of the zipper. You're going to measure from the top stop, down the zipper teeth to the desired length.
2. Create a new bottom stop by whip stitching the zipper teeth at the mark. Whip stitch about 10 times and secure with a knot.
3. Measure 3/4" down from the new bottom stop and cut the excess off with sharp scissors. Done!