Zippers

How To : Fix a zipper and bring new life to your backpack

There are many instances where a zipper on a bag, purse, coat, etc. will fail to function or jam. It may be that the zipper needs replacement, but oftentimes it can be fixed using a simple technique. YouTube user MediaMason shows how many zipper problems result from a simple c ...more

How To : Open a locked zippered luggage bag

In this how to video, you will learn how to open a locked zippered luggage bag. This is very useful if you plan a trip and forget the key to the lock of your luggage bag. All you need is a normal pen. Remove the lid of the pen. Apply pressure in between the zipper. Once you ge ...more

How To : Sew a zipper

Zipper packages come with instructions, but without a visual guide they can be a challenge to attach. Learn how to sew a zipper by watching this video crafting tutorial.

How To : Fix a broken skirt or trouser zipper

Are you in a hurry and just found out that your zipper is broker? This how to video offers a quick fix to almost any broken zipper that will save you lots of money. All you need to fix a zipper is a screwdriver, pliers, and candle wax.

How To : Fix a stuck zipper

Is your zipper stuck on your favorite sweatshirt or jacket? It's not a lost cause! Fix a stuck zipper with just a few household items. You Will Need: • Tweezers • A pencil • Bar soap • Lip balm • Petroleum jelly • Olive oil • A cotton swab Step 1: Start tugging Gently ...more

How To : Repair zippers without tools

Do you have a fashion emergency? Are you out and about and your zipper just gave in? If you have a skirt that is falling apart as you wear it, or are camping and need to fix a sleeping bag at the last minute, check out this tutorial. In it, you will learn how to repair zippers ...more

How To : Make unzipped eyes with makeup

Apply the zipper eye makeup Halloween costume look by gluing real zippers below your eye. This gives a really creepy, skin opening look. Make it more gruesome with fake blood and darker eye makeup. It's originally a MAC makeup look, but many use it for scary costuming or an in ...more

How To : Sew in an invisible zipper

An invisible zipper adds a nice finish to fancier sewing projects, as it just looks like a regular seam. This how-to video demonstrates sewing in an invisible zipper to a garment. The process is much easier if you have a specialty zipper foot for the sewing machine. Watch this ...more

How To : Sew on a zipper to a pair of pants

This how to video is a good general reference for anyone making their own pants, trousers, or jeans; basically any article of clothing with a fly front. The example uses a Suitability pants pattern, and can also be used to substitute a button fly. Watch and learn how to sew on ...more

How To : Sew three different zipper applications

Having zippers on your clothes can be much better than having buttons or anything else. They're sturdy and can close up any gap with one swipe. If you plan on making your own clothes from scratch, it's important to know how to sew zippers onto your clothing. This helpful tuto ...more

How To : Sew a zippered vinyl pouch

This video shows how to make a bus pass holder, coin purse, or belt pouch. Nicole Tirona of Its Your Life demonstrates building this useful pouch. The pouch features a zippered closure, a clear window and no seam in the bottom. You will need vinyl, zipper, clear plastic that y ...more

How To : Repair a broken zipper slide

DOn't you hate it when your zipper breaks? A broken zipper can really ruin your favorite jacket, skirt, top or pair of trousers. If you are having this problem, check out this straight forward tutorial. In it, you will learn how to replace your zipper and the zipper slide to s ...more

How To : Sew an invisible zipper onto a garment with OTIS

This video sewing tutorial gives a clear and complete demonstration of how to correctly sew an invisible zipper. Included are tips and materials needed. Learn how to sew with the help of this instructional video and OTIS College of Art and Design.

How To : Sew a lap zipper with OTIS College of Art and Design

This video sewing tutorial shows a clear and complete demonstration of how to correctly sew a lap zipper. Included are tips and materials needed. Watch and learn how to attach a lap zipper with the help of the Fashion Design department at OTIS College of Art and Design.

How To : Tie a genoese zipper sinnet knot easily

The Genoese Zipper Sinnet is actually a fusion of both the single Genoese Bar and the Zipper Sinnet, obvious reasons for the name. This knot can be great for making a strap, bracelet, or necklace. In this video you will learn how to tie the knot up close and personal, giving t ...more

How To : Sew zippers

Want to attach a zipper to your sewing project? Get tips for sewing on zippers in this free craft video series from a professional clothing designer. Part 1 of 15 - How to Sew zippers. Sew zippers - Part 2 of 15. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Sew zippe ...more

How To : Sew zippers

In this video series, our expert will teach you how to sew a zipper. If you've ever thrown away a piece of clothing because of a broken zipper, this is the video for you to watch. Get step-by-step instructions for sewing three different kinds of zippers, including an invisible ...more

How To : Turn an old zipper into a flower decoration

Turn some old sewing basket leftovers into some fun and crafty creations! This tutorial shows you how to turn an old zipper into a trendy little flower. All you need, besides the zipper, is some needle and thread and some felt or heavy fabric to use as the base.

How To : Sew a zipper front dress inspired by Max Azria

First of all you need some basic tools like sewing machine, scissors, pins, ruler, measuring tape and thread. You also need a printed knit of size 1.5 yard or 1.4 meters ad a separating zipper of size 18 inches or 46 cm. First you have to start by making the straps and bodice. ...more

How To : Seamlessly replace the zipper on a pair of jeans

Need to replace a zipper but don't want to pay the $20 or $30 a seamstress might charge? In this video presented by Queen of DIY, learn how to replace a zipper step-by-step. Keep your favorite jeans in rotation and out of the trash by fixing your own zipper!

How To : Sew a lined and zippered change purse or pouch

Start with two rectangles of fabric, both the same size. You will also need a short zipper and a few basic sewing supplies (pins and a sewing machine). Then just follow along with this video to make your own zippered change purse!

How To : Repair a large coat zipper

There are few sartorial dilemmas so frustrating as a stuck coat zipper. This guide, however, will sort both you and your problem out: it presents a method for unsticking even the trickiest of stuck zippers. For a complete overview of how to unstick your zippers, watch this fre ...more

How To : Sew a zipper backpack

In this video series, learn how to make a zipper backpack. Our expert, Karen Weisman, shows you the step-by-step instructions to make this sewing project. Learn the materials you need. Part 1 of 24 - How to Sew a zipper backpack. Sew a zipper backpack - Part 2 of 24. Click thr ...more

How To : Install a zipper into your knit

In this tutorial, we learn how to install a zipper into your knit. The first way you can do this is to take it to a tailor and they will do it for around $15. To do this by hand, grab your piece that needs a zipper and then steam the edges. After this, take a sewing needle and ...more

How To : Sew a zipper into your clothes and other projects

A zipper may look intimidating, but it's really not. This tutorial shows you an easy and quick way to sew a zipper. You will need a zipper, straight pins, matching thread, scissors, your sewing project and a special zipper foot for your sewing machine.

How To : Fix a Stuck Zipper with Zero Tailoring Knowledge

"Oh God! Again this Zipper got stuck. I'm gonna through it away." People… cool! This kinda things can be done on your own… by yourself by some simple household items. Things you need: Wax/Candle Pencil Lip balm Really Simple Tips for Fixing a Stuck Zipper Video: . Step 1: W ...more

How To : Sew a knife edge pillow with a zipper

This is a great project for beginners - sew your own knife edge pillow with a zipper. If you can, use a rotary cutter instead of scissors to get better, cleaner lines for your project. Also get a sturdy zipper.

How To : Make a zipper bolero with an old t-shirt

Check out this video to learn how to make a zipper bolero with an old t-shirt. It's a bit of a complicated project, but you'll get it after watching this video. Make sure you have a sewing machine! These awesome tips are from threadbanger.

How To : Sew a lapped zipper with a sewing machine

These are some easy-to-follow directions on a sewing technique fore sewing lapped zippers on garments and clothing. You'll use a basting stitch to close the zipper seam from the hip to the waist, then you'll serge the center back seam edges separately. To see the rest of the s ...more

How To : Put in an easy, flat fly-front zipper

Ignore the instructions that came with your pattern. Most are so complicated, you'll give up and switch to a lapped zipper insertion. Learn detailed instructions for converting any zipper opening to a fly front. Click the Realplayer or Quicktime link to start the video. Put in ...more

How To : Tie a Half Hitch Knots - ZIPPER BRACELET

in this Zipper bracelet is used Half Hitch knot or oldest name - Basket Stitch. They can be used as part of plant hangers, or to make belts, bracelets, and other items. This is very easy to make (: can be used as a friendship bracelet and good for beginners :) Video: .

How To : Tie a wide-zipper sinnet

Need some help figuring out how to tie a wide-zipper sinnet? You've found it. This video crafts tutorial from TyingItAllTogether will walk you through the entire process. For specifics, including step-by-step instructions, and to get started tying your own wide-zipper sinnet, ...more

How To : Attach a giant slider to zipper chain

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to attach a giant slider to a zipper chain. This task is very simple and fast to do. This zipper is for large materials that can not be enclosed with the regular sized zipper. The slider is removable and able to reattach to the zipper ...more

News : Zipper Motorboat "Unzips" the Ocean

Evocative of master Pop artist Claes Oldenburg, Japanese artist Yasuhiro Suzuki built a motorboat facsimile of a massively scaled zipper pull. From an aerial view, it's parting stream resembles a parting zipper. Absurdly fun. Previously, Soft and Squishy Sculptures.

How To : Make a Zipper Shirt

In this instructional fashion video, learn how to turn your school uniform shirt into a zipper shirt! This great DIY lesson was sent in for the Threadbanger Janome contest, so we thought we'd share this one to please everyone asking what to do with their old school uniforms. S ...more

How To : Add a zipper to a latex garmet

In this video, we learn how to add a zipper to a latex garment. First, apply glue to the zipper, using an ammonia based adhesive in one coat. Next, take a small paint brush from any store and apply a thin layer of adhesive to the zipper. The top will take about 45 minutes to d ...more

How To : Use a corn zipper

This how-to video shows you how to use a corn zipper. This is a fun and useful gadget for the kitchen. The corn zipper takes corn off the cob, quickly and efficiently. Just put it on the corn and pull. This will take it off easily. Not everyone can eat corn on the cob. It will ...more

How To : Make a statement piece necklace from old zippers

Back to school is the best time of the year to flaunt new clothing and accessories you scored during the summer. But since so many of us shop at the same places these days (come on, when was the last time you visited Target?), it's very likely you'll end up with a dress or nec ...more

How To : Construct an edgy floral dress with a zipper front

You really can't go wrong with florals and zippers. The two fashion trends are indeed opposites, with florals being overly dainty and zippers being more punk rock, but when you combine them together you achieve a striking balance. A lot of girls refuse to wear florals because ...more

How To : Fix a Loose Zipper

Is your zipper so loose and just going to separate it? Wait ... wait... there's a way to fix your loose zipper when it's on one side of the track or chain. There's one famous sayings, "keep it simple," so just follow this simple steps. Video: . Step 1: Take a Keyring Step 2: ...more

How To : Make a zipper belt

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a zipper belt. First, you will need to take three long zippers and then heat up a glue gun. Apply some glue to the middle zipper, then put the other zipper's side on the side where the glue is. Do this for the other side and wait for them ...more

How To : Make a belt out of zippers

This video shows how to make a simple and stylish belt out of three zippers, a square of wool, and a glue gun. For those who are not skilled at sewing, there is no sewing required in the making of this belt. Taking the hot glue gun, place glue lengthwise along the back of the ...more

News : zipper crapper

since zipper rides have wide seats either connect two porta johns or find a "doublewide" 2 seater crapper. if you can get away with using just one crapper, cool. mount all safety harnesses and mount the the crapper in the ride mounts. have the guys fill the crapper/s up and ha ...more

How To : 13 Non-Lip Uses for Chapstick

Now that the weather is colder and drier than usual, you may be using Chapstick more frequently to moisturize your dry lips. Did you know that you can also use Chapstick on dry elbows, dry cuticles, dry knuckles, and even the ends of your hair? In addition to making your chap ...more

How To : 11 Slick Uses for WD-40 Spray

Originally invented in the 1950s to develop a rust-preventing solvent and degreaser for the aerospace industry, WD-40 spray has at least 2,000 practical uses for house-cleaning, gardening, furniture maintenance, farming, and more. Commonly used to repel water and prevent corro ...more

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