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If all the teeth of the length of the zipper are snapped together, it is closed and the pull piece is all the way at the ends of the two matching sections. It appears jammed at that point, right? If so you may need to use a little muscle to pull the end links one way and the zipper tab the other. A pair of plyers sure could help.

Posted on Jan 23, 2013

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The zipper on my Asos dress split and it is stuck in the middle of the zip with both ends open. Now I can't zip it down


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The best thing to do in order to understand the process if you've never done one before is to look a a video on youtube and watch how a zipper is put in. Here is one link that shows how to insert a zipper http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ue5z2rWS588&feature=related ...but there are several others too. Some show specifically "invisible zippers", some show side seam zippers and others show how to put one in where you have a waste band. When you get to the link above look to the right side of the page where you will see other videos to pick from too.

There are lots of interesting sewing videos on youtube. You'll note that though the process is basically the same different seamstresses have different tricks for getting a straight and tidy looking zipper.

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Some machines you change the change the needle position to the left or right in order to get up close to the zipper foot.

Probably a manual would assist explaining this better, if you don't have one for the machine, I'd suggest that you obtain one.

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