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Ben Wortman
(bwortman)

Locale: Nebraska
Mid/Tipi Zipper help. on 01/13/2010 07:16:06 MST Print View

I have made a few pyramids/Tipi's recently, and I can't seem to get the door zipper to come out very well. I have basically used a flat felled seam going from the ground to the apex. Then I try to add a zipper to one of the seams that stops a distance from the apex.. The problem is where the zipper starts. I can't come up with a good way to transition from the flat felled seam to the zipper since the seam is "interlocking", how do you essential unlock it without making a mess of the seam? Should I be using a different seam?

Any suggestions?


Thanks

Tim Marshall
(MarshLaw303) - MLife

Locale: Minnesota
Re: Mid/Tipi Zipper help. on 01/13/2010 08:40:15 MST Print View

when i do zippers for shelters i try very hard to make the zippered part of the panel and the non-zip part 2 separate pieces.

the mids i have made are only 4-5 feet tall so the zip goes almost all the way to the top. I sew the zip into the 2 panels then cut off the top 6-10" of the panel. I sew on some of the tarp fabric and some reinforcement fabric as this will be the peak of the mid. Once that is done i have my large panel with zipper than i can sew into the other 3 large panels.

-Tim