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LucieM



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 10 6:13 pm    Post subject: A Zip for a long coat  Reply with quote    

Hi
I've got a nice brown winter coat which fastens with a two way zip which measures 1 metre 6 centimeters. Unfortunately it is broken and I can't find a replacement zip anywhere. Anyone have any ideas? It is still in a really good condition, would be a shame not to be able to mend it...
thanks in advance
Lucie

sean
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 10 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have absolutely no idea. Welcome aboard though.

Katieowl



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 10 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Would that be about 41" Sorry I don't do metric?

These come in 48" but you'd have to check it was open ended.

You can also buy continuous roll, but again it wouldn't be open ended...

What about some other fastening entirely?? Does it overlap at all?
You could use squares of velcro - rather than a long strip if it has a flap...or something like duffle coat toggles - Frog Fasteners I think is the proper name.

Kate

LucieM



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 10 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

About 42 inches Kate, and there is no flap/overlap so only a zip will do. Did you mean to leave a link in the previous post because I can't see one. Thanks for your help.
L

Katieowl



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 10 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

LucieM wrote:
About 42 inches Kate, and there is no flap/overlap so only a zip will do. Did you mean to leave a link in the previous post because I can't see one. Thanks for your help.
L


DUH yes that would help...

http://www.empressmills.co.uk/acatalog/Extra_Long_Metal_Teeth_Zip_Fasteners.html

OK so it fastens edge to edge??? So if you can make a tidy job of taking the broken zip out...there is no reason why you can't put a shorter one in...30" seems to be pretty much the longest open end length.

Depends if this is your BESTEST coat, or a sort of downsizer jobby that you muck out things in on a freezing day. Sometimes it's an easier mend to very neatly cut the zip out of the front without unpicking if from where it's seamed in, and put another zip in - Underneath the front edges...does that make sense?

Kate

linz71



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 10 3:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Katieowl wrote:
LucieM wrote:
About 42 inches Kate, and there is no flap/overlap so only a zip will do. Did you mean to leave a link in the previous post because I can't see one. Thanks for your help.
L


DUH yes that would help...

http://www.empressmills.co.uk/acatalog/Extra_Long_Metal_Teeth_Zip_Fasteners.html

OK so it fastens edge to edge??? So if you can make a tidy job of taking the broken zip out...there is no reason why you can't put a shorter one in...30" seems to be pretty much the longest open end length.

Depends if this is your BESTEST coat, or a sort of downsizer jobby that you muck out things in on a freezing day. Sometimes it's an easier mend to very neatly cut the zip out of the front without unpicking if from where it's seamed in, and put another zip in - Underneath the front edges...does that make sense?

Kate


That seems a fair price for the zip.
The zip in my winter coat broke last year and I couldn't find new one locally (never thought to look online ) so went to the repair shop and they wanted to charge me 25 to replace it. Decided that was far too much, the coat cost me 30 in a half price sale.
Fortunatley it has buttons too so I just use them now.

Last edited by linz71 on Sat Oct 16, 10 7:33 am; edited 1 time in total

ros



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 10 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

http://www.simplysewing.co.uk/zips-open-end-zips-c-8_73


I've bought from this website before, but again the longest open ended I can see are 76cm -

However the zip on my daughter's new coat is longer than that, so they must be available somewhere -

spannie1000



Joined: 23 Nov 2010
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 10 3:13 pm    Post subject: Long 2 way Zip found! Reply with quote    

Don't know if this will help I have a coat with a 51" zip that needs replacing - best I could find is 48" but that'll do me!

May not be long enough for you though - perhaps leaving the bottom open may work?

Here's the link anyway.

Linky

Anna

Barefoot Andrew
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 10 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Welcome Anna
A.

spannie1000



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 10 3:16 pm    Post subject: PS to that last post! Reply with quote    

This is a 2 way open ended zip too - longest I have ever seen and in 3 colours.

Good luck!

Barefoot Andrew
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 10 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Anna - I took the liberty of editing your link. There was a glitchette!
A.

evie2



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 10 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hello Lucie, welcome to the forum it's great on here, everyone's very friendly and helpful

Anura



Joined: 26 Aug 2009
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 10 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Outdoor fabric shops. You will find a link on my post on downproof fabric, as I forgot to cut the site out ready to paste. What size do you need just in case I have one.

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