To stay really warm this winter there’s a chance that toggles alone just might not cut it. Try this simple method for installing a zipper for extra security.
One 22” metal separating zipper
1. Center the side of the zipper without the zipper pull on the left front of the jacket or coat shell. The teeth of the zipper should be 1 7/8” away from the center front. The top of the zipper tape should be flush with the neckline.
2. Center the side of the zipper with the zipper pull on your right side of the center front facing. The zipper pull should be facing down. The teeth of the zipper should be 1 5/8” away from the edge of the facing.
3. Stitch each half of the zipper down using a straight stitch, backstitching at each end.
4. Install the facings of the jacket or coat according to the pattern instructions. When you install the facing with the zipper attached you will want to make sure that the zipper teeth are facing toward the seam line of the center front facing and the jacket or coat front.