How to pick a zipper for your coat extender in 5 Easy Steps

Posted by Nancy Skuce on

Step one: Look at the teeth!

 

What kind of zipper do you have?
    
  • Metal
  • Invisible Coil
  • Coil
  • Vislon l
  • Vislon M
  • Vislon

 

Step Two: Is your Zipper a YKK?

Yes             No  

 

Step 3 How many Sliders (a.k.a pull tabs) does your zipper have? 

ONE   TWO

Does your zipper end in a stop, or another pull tab?

 

Photo from: https://successfulfashiondesigner.com/anatomy-of-a-zipper/

 

Step 4: What side is the pull tab?

Place your coat on the floor in front of you, is the tab on the right or left?

LEFT    RIGHT  

 

Step 5: What size is your zipper?

The size is displayed on the stop or the back of the pull tab.

Sizes: 3, 4.5, 5, 7, 8, 10

The information on the zipper pull tab varies, but you can see from this example that it is a YKK Vislon zipper in a size 5.

 

Here is a photo guide with the steps to follow for each type of zipper:

Invisible Coil

Vislon M

Vislon

Coil

Metal

Vislon l

 

 

 


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