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How to sew in a zipper.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jun 1980 (v.11#5) pg. 26

How to put in a coil zipper.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jul-Aug 1980 (v.11#6) pg. 14

Clothing repair. Worn belt, unstitched leather, damaged handbag, raveled sweater, scuffed or stained leather, broken metal zipper, broken pearl necklace, torn wallet lining, stretched buttonholes, and cigarette burn.
FAMILY CIRCLE Apr 19 1983 (v.96#6) pg. 30, 135

How to fix zippers.
HANDY ANDY Sep 1980 (v.4#10) pg. 73

Leather zipulls (leather straps which attach to zipper tabs) make it easier to operate zippers with gloved hands. A good money making item for selling at craft shows.

How to mend a zipper.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #33 May 1975 pg. 81

Learning frames help small children master four important motor skills: buttons, zippers, shoelaces, and Velcro fasteners.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1981 (v.156#5) pg. 30

Tip on converting a zipper to a double-ended zipper for unzipping from both the top and bottom.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #65 Feb-Mar 1989 pg. 7

Tip: How to sew a zipper to a knit garment.
THREADS #13 Oct-Nov 1987 pg. 8
Added Info THREADS #15 Feb-Mar 1988 pg. 4

Simple and effective methods for applying zippers. Covers centered, lapped, fly-front, seamless and separating zipper installations.
THREADS #21 Feb-Mar 1989 pg. 30

Tip: A method for machine-stitching a lapped zipper that avoids distortion in the grain or fabric pattern.
THREADS #22 Apr-May 1989 pg. 8

The invisible zipper, how it works and how to install one.
THREADS #43 Oct-Nov 1992 pg. 64
Added Info THREADS #54 Aug-Sep 1994 pg. 10

Foolproof zipper insertion. Three steps and a stitching guide that guarantee a professional look.
THREADS #49 Oct-Nov 1993 pg. 53

How to replace a zipper in pants or skirt.
THREADS #51 Feb-Mar 1994 pg. 66

Guidelines for installing a lapped zipper without wrinkles and with a neat inside facing. Also shows clean-facing finish for invisible zipper.
THREADS #59 Jun-Jul 1995 pg. 58

Tip on how to simplify the installation of invisible zippers.
THREADS #65 Jun-Jul 1996 pg. 12

How to replace a broken brass zipper in a pair of jeans.
THREADS #66 Aug-Sep 1996 pg. 54

Advice on replacing a jacket zipper (the style that has snaps installed through the zipper tape).
THREADS #67 Oct-Nov 1996 pg. 12

Tip on how to add a grosgrain ribbon behind a zipper as an underlay.
THREADS #68 Dec 1996-Jan 1997 pg. 12

How to replace a zipper pull.
THREADS #71 Jun-Jul 1997 pg. 16

Zip it up! How to update a jacket pattern with a zipper closure, without refitting.
THREADS #73 Oct-Nov 1997 pg. 46

How to install lapped zippers.
THREADS #79 Oct-Nov 1998 pg. 60

How to install a zipper, in fabrics that don't fray, anywhere in a garment, not just under a seam.
THREADS #83 Jun-Jul 1999 pg. 16