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  • Buy Zips Online with Calico Laine

    When you buy zips online there are so many to choose from, especially at Calico Laine. Open end or closed end, plastic or metal, invisible, extra-long; the list goes on. There is a lot to consider when choosing the right one. We provide both the best quality zips and the knowledge of what zip would be best for your project. Buy Zips Online - Closed End Our most popular range of zips that we sell online are our YKK dress zips. These zips are closed end meaning they join at the bottom. As such they are perfect for many items of clothing, like skirts, dresses and blo… Read More
  • Buy Zips Online at Calico Laine

    At Calico Laine we pride ourselves on offering high quality products at affordable prices in the world of sewing and dressmaking. One of the largest ranges that we carry on our website is our zips section. Many of our customers find that they struggle to Buy Zips locally especially in places such as Scotland and the Highlands. Our zips, like our fabrics can be used for dressmaking however we do stock a number of zips which would also be suitable for soft furnishing and upholstery. Buy Zips for dressmaking in the UK With the majority of our fabric primarily for dre… Read More
  • Zips Online

    Zips are one of the most popular haberdashery items we sell here at calico laine as they are needed for most sewing projects when it comes to making garments and accessories. Zips are the most essential fasteners and are known by everyone therefore customers always tend to lean towards them for their dressmaking projects. Our Zips Online sell particularly well and we can guarantee we will always have a variety of orders for zips of all different styles. We have recently had a huge sale on our zips with a massive 12% off any zip order online which drawn in a lot of… Read More
  • Buy Zips Online for creating Cushions

    Here at Calico Laine, most of our customers are looking for fabric for their dressmaking projects although we do get a few customers who are creating some home furnishing such as children's curtains, blackout curtain linings and throw cushions. For the sewing beginner, cushions are a great item to start with as they can be pretty simple to make however if you are a more experienced sewer you can make a more complicated version. Some cushions can be made in an envelope style which means that you do not need to think about creating a fastening but for those who want… Read More
  • Buy Zips at Calico Laine

    The one item we sell most of and will always stay popular is Zips. At Calico Laine you can Buy Zips in a large variety of different styles for all of your sewing projects. Each different range of zip can be used for certain styles of garments or accessories and are all available in a selection of colours and sizes depending on what you need. Zips are an essential item when it comes to your sewing projects and are widely used by all dressmakers as a fastener on clothing items such as jackets or jeans, accessories like bags and purses and are also now popular for be… Read More
  • Buy Zips for Evening Wear

    When customers Buy Zips online at Calico Laine we often receive queries from those who are looking for zips for evening wear dress projects and in particular dresses. There are a number of zips we can suggest for customers who are looking to Buy Zips for dressmaking projects however for delicate evening wear we would suggest our selection of nylon dress zips or a concealed zip, otherwise known as an invisible zip. Most dressmakers and designers who Buy Zips for evening wear such as a delicate dress or skirt will opt for our closed end nylon dress zips. Available i… Read More
  • Buy Zips for Repairing School Clothes

    This week, the kids have been sent back to school and most of them will be wearing brand spanking new uniforms, looking particularly smart for their 'first day of school' photos. Unfortunately however, it probably won't be too long before the rough and tumble of school means that uniform and bags will start to get broken, ripped or damaged and will be in need of a little repair. Here at Calico Laine, you can Buy Zips, buttons, hemming tape and press fasteners to mend all those worn school uniforms rather than buying new. The first couple of terms at school are us… Read More
  • How To Fit A Dress Zip

    In the world of sewing, a zip can be a tricky thing to learn how to fit properly if you have never attempted it before. Even when you do have a few successes with sewing a zip under your belt, it can still be a little difficult sometimes! I always find that following a tutorial can help make the whole process easier and refresh your memory if you are drawing a complete blank. In today's blog, we'll be talking you through how to fit a dress Zip in ten easy to follow steps. 1. To make the process of installing a Zip a whole lot easier, we always recommend switching … Read More
  • Zips for Dresses

    Many customers ring us querying what zips to use for different dressmaking projects and one of the most popular questions is regarding what is the best Zip to use for a Dress? There are two main zip types that we would usually suggest for customers to use if they are creating dresses and these are nylon dress zips or concealed zips. The most popular zip to use when making a dress or even for a skirt is our closed end nylon dress zips. These are available in sizes ranging from 4" up to 22" with the most common sizes for dresses being 12", 14" and 16". Made with lig… Read More
  • What Zips are best to use on a dress?

    When it comes to dressmaking a lot of people question What Zips Are Best To Use On A Dress? However there are in fact a variety of zips you can use depending on what style of dress you are making. The most popular zips that are usually bought for dresses are our regular nylon dress zips and our concealed zips as they are both very light in weight, closed end and easy to work with. Our selection of nylon closed end dress zips range in sizes from 4 inch to 22 inch making them ideal to fit into different sized dresses depending on the style. These zips are availabl… Read More

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