Sew Zipper On Case
Posted 01 December 2013 - 09:03 AM
I haven't yet installed a zipper on any project I have made. I would like to make a gun case and have a multi-direction zipper that can be locked. Does anyone have an article or link on how to go about sewing a zipper like this:
Posted 01 December 2013 - 10:14 AM
With the tape separated, sew each half on to each of the gussets. Depending on the shape of the case, you might want to install the slides and stops now, or it might be easier to sew your gussets onto the case first, you'll need to figure that out for the case you're making. To be blunt, sewing the gussets on is the hardest part of making that type of case.
But a separating zipper is just a regular zipper with 2 slides started from each end going towards the middle, then you install the stops to keep the sliders from coming off. To hold the zipper tape to the leather for sewing, you can rubber cement it, staple it, or use double stick tape. I use the tape as it's a lot quicker and cleaner.
Hope this makes sense.
Posted 01 December 2013 - 11:55 AM
As for the actual constructing of the gussets, absolutely check out Stohlmans book on leather cases. The cases shown are largely outdated now, but the principles are still used. The style you are looking for are clearly outlined in the book cover, notebook, and briefcase (variations at each).
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Posted 01 December 2013 - 12:22 PM
Posted 10 December 2013 - 09:04 AM
Edited by xlr8tn, 10 December 2013 - 09:10 AM.
Posted 10 December 2013 - 01:05 PM
edit ... thicker cases require longer gusset/zipper to be able to open flat.
Edited by northmount, 10 December 2013 - 01:05 PM.
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