In the short amount of time I spent getting ready this morning for my great DIY zipper pull experiment, I learned several things:
1. I have relatively few clothes with zippers.
2. The ones with zippers are almost all invisible zippers. (This is probably due to my preference when making clothes— I find invisible zippers the easiest to install.)
3. The pulls on invisible zippers vary considerably from those of regular zippers.
Why are these facts important? Well, if you look at the following 2 photos, you’ll see that the available places where you can connect a new zipper pull are quite different:
Example of invisible zipper. Unlike the regular zipper, the pull on this one doesn’t have a hole; the new zipper pull will have to attach to the horseshoe-shaped piece above the pull shown here. Continue reading