Thursday, February 19, 2009

Talk Back Thursday

Thank you so much to Summerset, Claire S., Elaina, Sarah, Karima, Lindsay T, Lisa Laree, Faye Lewis, Becky, Mamafitz and Vicki for talking back to my confession last week! I confessed that I don't have experience installing many different types of zippers.

The most commonly installed type of zipper was the centered zipper, called out by 8 people. Here are the other types, in order of decreasing popularity:
  • Invisible - 6 people
  • Lapped - 5 people
  • Hand Picked - 4 people
  • Fly - 3 people
  • Mock Front Fly - 2 people (this was a new one to me - thanks, Faye!)
Some people seemed to feel kind of neutral about zipper styles. On the other hand, three people argued pretty strongly for the hand picked zipper - they all said that hand picked zippers are faster, easier and more attractive than machine-installed zippers.

Threads magazine has a tutorial for the handpicked zipper here.

Many people mentioned the methods that they would most like to master. The invisible zipper and the fly zipper were tied, with three votes each. One person called out the lapped zipper and Lisa Laree would like to branch out and learn several techniques for "elegant" zippers.

As for me, I guess I'll try a hand-picked zipper one of these days. You know, in my free time! ;)

Thanks again to everyone who took the time to tell me about their zipper experiences! I love reading your stories and learning from your advice! :)

Photo credit: superfem


Manecoarse said...

Wow. I've never head of handpicked zippers. Great information.