Metal zips are great for trousers or where you want to make more of a statement with your zip in a dress, top or skirt.
Have some fun and pick a different or contrasting colour to go with your fabric or pick out a favourite colour.
if you are looking for a specific size which doesn’t match the standard lengths available – this doesn’t matter either. Just pick a longer length and then cut to fit. Yes, that’s a thing too! I get asked a lot and I know people worry about it. It is really okay, just make sure you run some short stitches over the bottom of the zip to secure it once you have done it and you are good to go.
YKK are renowned for the quality of their zips. They are an important part of your garment, and if you have ever suffered from a broken one, at just the wrong moment ! then I am sure you will agree with me. Make sure that your garment is problem free and pick a good quality zip like these from YKK.
Yes, I have been tempted in the past by the lure of those bargain zips, so cheap. Yay! but they can be troublesome to put in and does the process need to be even harder? Nope. They don’t last well and can need replacing.
You really do get what you pay for with zips.
Anyway, there you go, that’s my pitch for YKK!