Is your zipper too long? Shorten it! It only take a couple of tools and a little bit of time to make it the perfect length for your project. Follow along with the steps below and you'll be a zipper-shortening pro in no time. Bookmark, save or print out the handy How To guide below.
WHAT YOU NEED:
Metal Zipper (the one you want to shorten)
End Nippers (also known as End Cutting Pliers)
Needle Nose Pliers
STEP 1: MARK THE LENGTH
Measuring from the bottom of the zipper up, mark the new shorter length you'd like the zipper to be.
STEP 2: REMOVE EXCESS ZIPPER TEETH
Using your end nippers or needle nose pliers, pull off the zipper teeth above your desired length.
STEP 3: INSTALL ZIPPER TOP STOP
Once you have reached your desired shortened zipper length, install a new zipper top stop using your end needle nose pliers. WAWAK has a large selection of Zipper Top & Bottom Stops available in a variety of sizes and finishes.
STEP 4: REPEAT
Repeat steps 2 and 3 on the other size of your zipper tape. TIP: Before you begin, count the number of zipper teeth you removed on the first side, then you'll know exactly how many to remove on this side.
STEP 5: REMOVE EXCESS TAPE
Cut off excess zipper tape as desired.
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Use this handy how to guide to learn how to shorten a metal zipper in just a few steps.