Don’t be! the first thing you need to know is that there are different types of zippers and most can be divided into closed bottom like those used in dresses and skirts and separating for jackets and coats. From there they are grouped into types such as Heavy-weight jacket, Jeans Zippers, Sports Zippers and Invisible zippers. In the display at the fabric store, the zippers in packages are arranged vertically by size from the smallest to the largest in each color.
If the exact length is not available in a color, choose the closest longer length. It can be shortened easily as shown in this video.Shortening a Zipper Directions are also on the package.
Zippers can be constructed with metal teeth, a polyester coil or Molded teeth.
To see all of the colors, lengths and styles of zippers available from Coats, visit our product section.
About the Author
Lynn is Director of Consumer Services with Coats & Clark.