Preshrink Zipper

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Do I need to preshrink my zippers?

Preshrink Zipper

If your garment will be washed, preshrink the zipper to avoid puckering. Preshrink by soaking the zipper in water until the zipper tape is saturated, press it flat with an iron set on low heat and let it dry. Be careful not to use a hot iron or the zipper teeth may melt.



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