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The zipper on my Asos dress split and it is stuck

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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Hold the zipper that both sides are parallel then go upwards then downwards . Once u go upwards look it could be a little thread stuck in it .
Coz it's a plastic zipper it happens just get it replaced .

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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 ...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.

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Did a google image search, this looks like a newish machine so I'd assume clip on feet?

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Couldn't get an image of the foot but many zipper feet are designed to mount either left or right side of the foot so you can sew both edges of the zip in the same direction, ie pressure foot to left of the needle for one side, and to the right of the needle for the other side of the zip, you want to stitch in the same direction to avoid creeping.

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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  1. Step 1 To prepare the fabric for a centered zipper application, use the standard presser foot to baste the opening of the fabric shut using 5/8 inch seam allowance. Press the seam allowance open. Place the zipper teeth side down on the seam allowance and pin the zipper to the seam allowance only.
  2. Step 2 Release the standard presser foot from your machine. There may be a button or lever behind the foot that you need to press. Put the standard foot in its holder or someplace where it won’t get lost.
  3. Step 3 Decide which side of the machine you want to attach the zipper foot to. Zipper feet are asymmetrical, with one side that’s wider than the other. You’ll want to put the narrow side toward the zipper teeth, and the wider side away from the zipper teeth.
  4. Step 4 Attach the zipper foot to the sewing machine. You may need to line up the bar on the zipper foot with the presser foot holder, then lower the presser foot by lowering the lever. Raise the presser foot and make sure the zipper foot is securely attached.
  5. Step 5 Place the prepared fabric with the pinned zipper in the sewing machine. Lower the needle into the zipper tape and the seam allowance only, then lower the zipper foot. Stitch the zipper tape to the seam allowance. To sew the other side of the zipper to the seam allowance, remove the zipper foot from the sewing machine and install it on the other side of the presser foot holder.
  6. Step 6 Topstitch the outside of the fabric to each side of the zipper tape, making sure that the zipper foot is on the appropriate side of the machine for each side. Remove the basting with a seam ripper.

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