March 13, 2023

How to shorten a zipper

What if your zipper is too long for your project, or if you can’t find the right length? In this video tutorial, we show you how to shorten a zipper.

We recently welcomed the Canton Moto Jacket sewing pattern to the Cashmerette lineup! This moto jacket is specifically designed for curves (in sizes 0-32 and cup sizes C-H) and features classic biker-style jacket details like an asymmetrical front zip, wide notched lapel, zipper pockets, lined interior, and gusseted zipper sleeve openings.

To sew a Canton with all the bells and whistles, you’ll need 5 zippers—but what if you can’t find the exact length that you need? In this tutorial, Jen from Cashmerette shows you how to shorten a metal zipper and a plastic zipper:

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