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I love sewing but am new to zippers. My question is when you say to sew across the bottom of the zipper and then cut the end off...if I sew across the zipper using my machine, won't the needle break when I sew across the teeth of the zipper?
If you use a zipper with nylon teeth, your sewing machine needle will sew fine across the teeth. If you use metal teeth, I tell you to use your hand wheel and slowly turn the hand wheel toward you as you move across the metal zipper teeth so if the needle touches the teeth you can move the zipper slightly until the needle goes through. If you use a heavy plastic teeth zipper, you will also want to turn the hand wheel of the sewing machine to sew so you don't break a needle. That's why I suggest using a nylon zipper like I use in the photographs.
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