Making your own zippers from tape and pulls is easy, and it means you always have the length you need! 😉
Trim the top edge of the zip tape to a straight edge.
Pull the teeth open 5cm (2″), enough for you to work with, you can make it large if this easier for you to manage.
Slide one side of your zipper tape into one side of you zip pull.
Stop just where the sides of the pull begin to narrow and the side edges begin.
Don’t go all the way to the base of the pull at this time, let the zipper pull so the work for you.
Insert the other side of the tape to the exact same point on the zip pull so the top edges of the tape line up.
Using your fingers, push on the base of the zip pull whilst moving the tape through the sides (you’ll hear clicking).
Once the tape has made it evenly to the base of the pull, place the tape and pull onto a flat surface.
Hold the tape down with two fingers and pull the zipper pull onto the tape, completing your zipper!
To make a double zip, repeat these steps on the other end of your tape and meet in the middle.