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Video: Install a Folded Nylon-Coil Zipper

Evamarie Gomez and Carol Fresia; Videographer: Gary Junken and Jeff Roos

The fabric pyramids featured in “Quick to Make: When the gift is the gift wrap,” Threads #104 (Dec. 2002/Jan. 2003) are among the most popular projects in our publication. Each of these versatile pouches has a folded nylon-coil zipper closure. The nylon coils of each zipper have an interesting characteristic: They work in either direction.

Most zippers sold in local retail stores open and close in one direction. What makes the folded zipper work in the pyramid pouch is that the teeth can lock in either direction. To see this in action and to learn how to install this zipper, watch this quick video tutorial.


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  1. SS1972 | | #1

    This is so amazing. I have to do it myself if I will be able to!

  2. user-4151291 | | #2

    I have a question:
    I always want to make my zippers into two way 2 pulls!
    (So I want to be able to open the zipper up from the bottom, as well as the top.)
    Can I add a pull to any zipper to make this happen? Or does the zipper have to be a special kind?
    How does one do this?

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