Zips

  1. Buying zips online - zips for heavier fabrics

    With so many different types of Zips to choose from on the internet the prospect of buying zips online can become a daunting one. The importance of style and function will come into play depending on which fabric you are using to make your garment from or what style of zip you are trying to replace. Here I will discuss...
  2. Zips - Calico Laine Zips

    Zips come in many different types to suit different needs and here at calico laine we have a wide variety to choose from. Our nylon dress zips come in both regular and concealed and are brilliant for both dress making and for cushions as they are closed at the end. The regular dress Zips are available in over 40 different...
  3. All about Zips

    Zips are an essential everyday item used primarily for closing the gap between two pieces of material. Zips have a wide range of uses, on coats, shoes, bag zips and much more. With its multitude of uses zips need to be vigilant, Calico Laine stock a wide range of zips to suit every purpose. Although, how do you know what...
  4. What Are Open End Zips?

    When it comes to any kind of sewing project at all, there will be at least one haberdashery product required to aid us in achieving the results we desire. Some of the most popular haberdashery items that we sell here are our zips, which we stock in all kinds of lengths, colours and types, perfect for everything from trousers to...
  5. Zips for Cushions

    Even though the majority of our fabrics at Calico Laine are for dressmaking, we still have customers who use our materials for making simple home furnishings including blankets, children's curtains and cushions. Cushions are always a popular item to make as they can be as simple or as difficult as you want them to be; which means it is an...
  6. Zips Online

    So after working in a fabulous fabric shop for almost a year, I finally decided to make the most of it. Recently Ive been thinking it is a total waste working day in, day out, surrounded by all these amazing and beautiful dressmaking materials and always wishing I could make to-die-for clothes out of them, so last week I set...
  7. Purchasing Zips Online

    With any sewing project at all, there is always the requirement for at last one type of haberdashery product to aid us in what we are hoping to create. At first glance you might think you only need a few items, but you can soon become lost in choosing which are right for you and your project, as well as...
  8. Buying Zips Online

    Unfortunately in today's high street it is common to find that there is isn't a haberdashers or fabric store as there may have been in the past and therefore many people are having to turn to the technology of the internet to find their haberdashery, with one of the most popular items bought being fastenings. We often see people buying Zips...
  9. 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...
  10. Buy zips

    In this day and age its extremely rare to go even one day without seeing a zip. You might not really think about it but every single day millions and billions of people are walking around sporting at least one zip, it may just be a jacket, bag, trousers or even just on something as simple as a pencil case...

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