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finising the top of a fly zipper off

Berniece | Posted in General Discussion on

I have just finished making a pair of “below the waist” pants without a waist band.I have had trouble finishing the top of the fly zipper off, so that the flap did not open at the top.

Is there away that I can finish this off so the flap stays close?

Love to have some ideas.

Berniece ( downunder)

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  1. suesew | | #1

    Could you create a tab on the underside at the top with a buttonhole that would pull the two edges together and the zipper would ride over the tab and not have any of the top edge strain.

  2. rjf | | #2

    I'd put a hook inside the top corner and a thread loop on the other side.  Sometimes a loop on the underside of the fly and a button on the inside waistband works because it takes the strain off the top side of the fly front.  And sometimes, you might need both.     rjf

  3. SewNancy | | #3

    I have a rtw pair like that and the underneath has a zipper facing and the zipper starts about 7/8" from waist with one of those flat metal sew on hooks with a bar on the under facing.  The facing on that side is sewn to the end of facing. on the upper it is folded back diagonally to clear the zipper.

    Nancy

    PS.  I like these pants and find the top lays nicely.

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