Use close ended zips in trousers and jeans! The open end zip has a square on the bottom, but close end zips don’t. They have a kind of staple on the bottom end. It is fastened through the tape of the zip to stop the runner from sliding off. Close end zips are also used for bags such as handbags or backpacks besides pockets with zips used in clothing
Zips for jeans are mostly made of metal, but these are also plastic zips that have closed ends. Those are used for dresses and skirts or pillowcases.
What’s in a name! The name says it all, because this zip opens two ways. It’s also named Car zip. It has two runners, one on the top and one on the bottom. The top runner is used to open up the zip just like you do with an open end zip. The bottom runner is to get more room to sit on a chilly terrace or in the car for example. It prevents the zip from tearing due to too much tension on the bottom part. Do you need two way zips in alle sizes, just make them fit your needs.
Another name for an invisible zip is blind zip. This kind of zip only shows the runner, the rest is concealed in the seam allowance. Use in dresses, skirts and other kinds of fitted clothing (for example a blouse) that you don’t want the zip to show. You will need a special zipper foot for these zips.
Want to buy an invisible zip? Insert a 22 cm long invisible zip in a skirt, but for dresses you will need a longer version. Luckily they are available in lengths up to 60 cm in different colors
This is a special kind of zip, beacause it is watertight. Mostly used in sportswear and outdoorwear. It is a spiral zip that is turned back to front. A special coating is added to stop the water from coming through!
The watertight zip can be used in all sizes, because you can shorten this zip too
Zips come in standard sizes. But what is you need a zip that’s 73cm long?
The solution: Make your zip to size with the easy to follow explanation and videos by the Zipper Fixer.
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Open end zips and two way zips can be shortened.
Also closed end trouser and jeans zips. These are closed end zips with metal teeth.
The plastic closed end zips you can sew in and cut off, because you can sew over the zip without breaking a needle
Making zips to size to much of a faff? That’s no problem because we can do it for you!
Order your zip in the right size and process it directly. Please note: there is a longer delivery time for these zips, for more information please read our Terms and ConditionsDo you need a special kind of zip?We make zips to order for for example bags or backpacks. Please contact us for special orders
See colorcards of the YKK zips? You can find the retail card and also the wholesale colorcard on our Colorcards page. The list of colorcards starts with thread in various kinds and at the end the cards for zips