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Buying Zippers

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Zippers come in several styles as well as multiple lengths. When buying a zipper for a new clothing project or as a replacement you will need to shop for just the right one. Sometimes finding what you need can be difficult. This is a guide about buying zippers.
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jstevens0 found this helpful
July 20, 2001

I would like to purchase a 24" heavy-duty two-way zipper for my husband's winter jacket. The original zipper is a Talon; however, I cannot buy any zipper like this locally. I received a Talon catalog, but there were no two-way zippers listed. Any suggestions you may have will be greatly appreciated.

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By JStevens

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July 26, 20010 found this helpful

I have often gone to a thrift store to look for zippers. They take the zippers out of jackets, etc. that are worn out and then sell the zippers for a small price. OR you could just buy a coat that has the size zipper you need and tear it out yourself. You can often get different buttons for crafts there as well.
Weezie

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July 26, 20010 found this helpful

Have you tried joannfabrics.com?

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August 1, 20010 found this helpful

Here's a site that I think has what you need. They have all kinds of sewing supplies and a great variety of zippers.
Susan

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August 2, 20010 found this helpful

I originally requested information on purchasing a Two Way Heavy Duty Zipper for my
husband's jacket. I would like to inform you
that I received information and successfully
purchased the zipper at.
CUSTOM ZIPS
P.O. 1200
SOUTH NORWALK,CT.06856
TELE 203 866 1540.
They custom make them according to your needs
and are very reasonably priced.

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