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YKK® #3 Nylon Coil Zipper Color Chart

Updated: Jun 4

Nylon Coil Non-Separating Closed-End Zippers are some of the most versatile zippers around—which is why WAWAK offers enough color options for any sewing project! Select the perfect zipper color for your skirt, pant, dress, bag, or upholstery project using our #3 Nylon Coil Zipper Color Chart below, and shop Non-Separating Nylon Coil Zippers at WAWAK.

YKK #3 Nylon Coil Zippers in several colors
#3 Nylon Coil Zippers are available in a large selection of colors—view them all in the chart below.


Known for their durability and flexibility, Nylon Coil Zippers are a great option for projects where strength is required. Their zipper teeth are made of nylon, a strong but flexible material, and constructed in a "coil" shape that locks together securely and tolerates horizontal stress well. The nylon's flexibility allows the zipper to curve without breaking, making these zippers suitable for garments, bags, luggage, outdoor gear, upholstery, and more.

Separating Zippers Vs. Non-Separating Zippers

Nylon Coil Zippers are available in two styles: separating and non-separating. Separating zippers, also known as jacket zippers, come apart at the bottom for use on projects like jackets, coats, robes, or other projects that require the zipper to open completely. Non-separating zippers, on the other hand, do not separate completely and are commonly used for items like pants, skirts, dresses, bags, and upholstery.

Nylon Coil Zipper Weight

In addition to a zipper's style and color, zipper weight is another important factor to consider when choosing a zipper for your project. A zipper's weight refers to the width of the teeth—a lower number indicates that the teeth are narrower, and higher numbers represent wider zipper teeth. Generally, it's a good idea to use lighter zippers with lighter fabrics and heavier zippers with heavier materials.

YKK® Nylon Coil Pant/Skirt/Dress Zippers are available in three tooth sizes:

#3 Nylon Coil Zippers are our lightest nylon coil non-separating zippers, most frequently used for skirt and dress closures because of their more subtle appearance. These zippers are great for lightweight fabrics and great for items like fine pant zippers and small purse or handbag closures. To see all the available colors of our #3 Nylon Coil Zippers, check out the color chart below.

#4.5 Nylon Coil Zippers are lighter medium-weight zippers and the most popular weight for handbags and purses. These non-separating zippers are also a great choice for skirts and dresses with heavier fabric and as lighter zippers on slacks or trousers.

If you're looking for a standard medium-weight zipper, #5 Nylon Coil Zippers are just what you need. These versatile medium-weight zippers are the standard weight for pant zippers and are also applicable for handbags, boots, luggage, and many other projects.

As our heaviest non-separating nylon coil zipper, #8 Nylon Coil Zippers are an excellent closure for projects with heavier materials. These sturdy and flexible #8 zippers are a great choice for boots, pants, luggage, and outdoor textiles.

Nylon Coil Zipper Color Chart

Choosing the perfect zipper color for your sewing project is much easier with a color chart! Using the printable YKK #3 Nylon Coil Zipper Chart below, you can see and compare all our available #3 Nylon Coil Pant/Skirt Zipper colors. To reference colors for our #4.5, #5, and #8 Nylon Coil Zippers, you can also use this Zipper Color Chart from our site. This is a more general zipper chart, so please note that these zipper weights aren't available in every color on the chart.

With any digital or printed chart, there is a chance for slight color variations due to screen and print settings. If you're ever in doubt about a specific color, you can always order a few different options to be sure you've got the right color, or contact WAWAK's super customer service team with any questions you might have!


Use this handy chart to see all of the YKK® #3 Nylon Coil Apparel, Bag, Home & Outdoor Textile Zippers colors we offer.

YKK #3 Nylon Coil Apparel, Bag, Home & Outdoor Textile Zipper Color Chart
View all colors of our YKK #3 Nylon Coil Zippers in this color chart.

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