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Monday, May 24, 2010

Replacing an Invisible Zipper in a Sweater


Sweater tops often come with an invisible zipper at the neck, closing the mock turtle neckline. This lady tugged too hard on this one and it separated. Using the same process as I did in putting a new invisible zipper into a formal , I was able to give this sweater top some new life.



invisible zipper




As always, I spent a few minutes examining the garment. Sweaters can be tricky. You have to determine if the pieces have been knitted together or sewn by machine. I had to figure out what would happen when I started ripping the old zipper out.

invisible zipper

It looked to me like the "mock" turtle neck might be knitted together around the zipper. That would make this job a nightmare, if the fabric came unraveled as I ripped the zipper out. I also had to be careful ripping out the stitching. I did not want to accidentally start ripping out the yarns that were the basis of the sweater.

invisible zipper






It turns out that the facing and the fashion fabric were 2 separate pieces after all. Putting in the new zipper was pretty much routine.!

2 comments:

  1. Those are really great advices for replacing a zipper. I have some clothes that I could not wear because of a zipper issue. Now I know what to do. Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Great! glad I could help.

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