Friday, December 2, 2011

Hoodie Zipper Replacement

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I got this hoodie for my 2 year-old from a clothing exchange last spring. The zipper was broken. It’s a size 4T, so it’s a little big. That gave me some time to think about putting in a new zipper.

I considered making a constrution vehicle appliqué for the back but then I found the perfect t-shirt to use instead.


I used some ideas from the tutorial found here to install the zipper. It wasn’t specific to a separating zipper, so I still had to make my own way at some points.


First, I sewed the front together with a zig zag stitch.


I took the zipper and pinned it over top of the zig zag on the wrong side of the jacket.


I sewed down oth sides of the zipper. Then I removed the zig zag stitching.


I sewed down again, this time closer to the zipper’s teeth. I was going to rip out the further line of stitches, but I didn't.

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I cut apart a shirt to use for another project. It had this logo on it and since it is orange, it was perfect for the back of the hoodie. It fit perfectly.

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