Re: Any tips for sewing a zipper along a curve?
- From: "small change" <pennys@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 5 Aug 2006 13:31:52 -0700
"Kate Dicey" <kate@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Jon Danniken wrote:
NO! Don't clip that curve - you need all the strength you can get for
durability on a tent. Ease it in: make little tucks on the inner curve if
you really must, but easing is best. Modern nylon tent fabrics are nice
and light weight, and the tiny tucks won't hold you up as you sew.
And fold it over once: you shouldn't need to fold over twice, and it will
just increase the problems. Last tent zips I did (eight foot long zips on
the Scouts loo tents!), I sewed two lines of stitching up each side of the
zip - it was nice wide heavy duty plastic zip by the mile. If the fabric
looks like fraying, you might want to overlock/serge those cut edges.
everyone but Kate.;-)
The trick is that your zipper is wide enough to make your opening have two
curves of unequal length. One long, one short, with the zipper being a
length that is halfway between the two. You will have excess ease on one
side of the curve, not enough on the other. The book I recommended has a
very good technique for marking the curve and managing the easer.
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