The-Zipper

eatshitmineta  asked:

...how would tavros put the poncho on tho. his horns will rip it or get stuck. karkat would be ok...he has very little horns but poor tav. never going to enjoy wearing a poncho

aND FOR MY NEXT MAGIC TRICK, i AM GOING TO STEP INTO THE ARTICLE OF CLOTHING, aND PULL IT OVER MY BODY,

Ending a Zipper 

There are a few different ways to end a zipper that you want to shorten or prevent from separating on the bottom. Here is my current favorite technique! In my previous guides I’ve used glue or webbing, but I have been doing this instead and I like the finish of this much better!

Above, using a sewing machine (hand stitching is also possible!) sew a scrap of fabric over the zipper teeth just above where the slider is supposed to separate or where you would like your zipper length to end. If you have a printed fabric or minky, like I am using, orient your fabric so it is “wrong” side against the zipper teeth.

The fabric will be folded over the zipper like so.

Here is how the opposite side looks after that first stitch. You can now trim your fabric piece smaller. To get a tidy look, folding in the end your fabric will achieve that.

You can also fold the sides in on your fabric too.

Here is both the ends and the sides folded in, ready to sew. If it helps, you can pin or clip your zipper end to keep it in place until you can sew it.

Do another line of stitching over the zipper teeth to sew the folded in end down.

You can leave your sides un-stitched until you install your zipper into your project! Once you sew your zipper down to your project, you can sew over the ends and it closes them up very neatly.

I hope this zipper ending technique is useful for your projects! Enjoy!