I can’t remember the first zipper I put in a garment………it would have been when I was in middle school (a long, long time ago!) Used to take me a couple tries and then the product wasn’t all that great!
Love putting zippers in now! Put in at least 6 a week here at Stitchknit. My favorite way is to hand stitch them in, using a pick stitch. Looks so custom!
*******The exact birthday of the zipper is debated, but Zipper Day is traditionally celebrated on April 29. On that date in 1913, Swedish-American scientist and inventor Gideon Sundback received a patent for a curious contraption he called “hook-less fastener”. Although similar inventions had been around since the 1850s, his version is widely accepted as the first modern zipper.
The continuous fastening line found numerous applications and grew in popularity, also thanks to the US Army who stepped in as an early adopter. Functional, fashionable, infinitely adjustable – these qualities of Sundback’s design have helped popularize the invention and practically make every day Zipper Day.******* from http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/zipper-day/