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Thread: Separating Zipper?

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    Super Member sewingsuz's Avatar
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    Separating Zipper?

    I am confused about this kind of zipper. Is it suppose to separate on both ends like a jacket. I am making a purse and it is calling for one of these 12 inches long. please tell me if this is what they mean?
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    Yes, a separating zipper separates on both ends like on a jacket. Many tote bag patterns call for separating zippers, especially if they are on the top of the bag so you can fully open up the bag from end to end.
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    Thank you Jeanne! I post the purse and I use magnet closures.
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    I would think you could use either the zipper or the magnetic closure. It is whatever you feel safer using.
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    ha, ha. i had a jacket with two zipper pulls, one near the top and one at the bottom. Needless to say i slipped that jacket over my head! finally gave it away. lovely lime green color too!

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    Putting a separating zipper on a bag so it opens at both ends sounds like a good idea to avoid strain at the closed end.
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    I've seen bags that have a zipper that extends about 5" or so past the opening of the bag. I always wondered why. Now after reading your post I think that may be why...so it opens more. And since I have a bag to make for my daughter I was thinking about doing this with the zipper.

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    Some tote patterns call for a separating zipper even though you sew the separating end closed after inserting because it makes the construction easier.
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