Zipper

FUNDAMENTALS OF CLOTHING CONSTRUCTION 3(1+2)
Lesson 11 : Fasteners and Hems

Zipper

These are the most frequently used closures. They are available in various sizes, types and colors and can have plastic or metal teeth.

Categories of zippers are:

  1. All-purpose metal zippers: Generally used for skirts/pants, dresses and home d├ęcor items. They are strong and durable.

  2. All-purpose plastic zippers: Used for skirts/pants, dresses and made from polyester.

  3. Jean Zippers: Used in denims and work clothes. They are strong and sturdy and made from brass.

  4. Invisible zippers: Used in side seams of dresses, skirts where only the tab of the zipper shows and the zippers gets concealed in the seam itself.

  5. Separating zippers: Used in jackets that can come apart completely.

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