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    Strong Zips..

    October 3rd, 2012

    If you have a item of clothing  which is always subjected to wear and tear such as overalls, bags and even boots, you would need a strong zip that will last.. Here at Fabric-world we have Zips in abundance! The strongest Zips that we provide is our Heavy Duty Metal Zips although they are only available in black, they are very strong and are perfect for clothing that is subjected to a lot of use! All of our Zips are sourced from top manufacturer YKK and are of the highest quality and are available in the open ended choice, although you can sew the zip over so it becomes a closed end zip..

    Looking for a coloured metal zip? We stock a range of Metal Open Ended Zips and also Brass Zips which all have metal teeth. They come in a wide choice of lengths and colours to choose from and will still provide you with a good strong zip! They can be used for all sorts of dressmaking needs and can be used to replace older zips….

    If you are looking for a Closed Ended Zip, we have many to choose from here at Fabric-world. Dress Zips are the most commonly used Zips which are joined together at the bottom, they are ideal for skirts trousers and dresses and are available in a huge choice of colours and sizes so you can easily match up your fabrics! We also have Jeans and Nickel Trouser Zips which have metal teeth! They come in a selection of colours and lengths too!If you want a hidden zip that wont distract from your clothing, we stock a fantastic choice of Concealed Zips (where the zip is hidden and you can only see the small pull) we aim to bring you the widest selection of colour choices so you can match up perfectly!

    We have many other choices in our Zip range such as Two Way Zips, Reversible Zips and even Bulk Buy Zips which are fantastic valuer for money! So come and have a look around at our ample choice and see if you can find the right Zip for you! If you need any help regarding any of our products, please get in touch by either calling our helpful staff on 0151 336 3939 or pop us an email at and we shall get back to you asap! Follow us on our Facebook and Twitter pages and share any creations that you have made! You can also keep up to date with all of the latest news and competitions and new products that we have coming in!!

    Until next time,

    Calico Laine



    New Improved Zip Section!

    August 3rd, 2012

    Here at Fabric-world we strive to bring you the newest products available and are always trying to make choosing the right products easier to find when looking on our website. We have recently changed our Zip section so it is easier to navigate around and help you make the right choice of Zip for all of your dressmaking needs whether you are repairing a garment or creating from scratch…

    First of all, there are two main choices of Zips. Open Ended Zips and Closed Ended Zips. Open Ended Zips completely come apart, such as zips in jackets. They are come in a range of different materials:

    Plastic Open Ended Zips- They have a chunky finish to them and look great in heavier weight fabrics such as fleeces or cardigans.

    Nylon Open Ended Zips- These have finer teeth and come in the same colour choices and sizes. (10″ to 30″)

    Metal Open Ended Zips- These have metal teeth and are substantially stronger that the others. Ideal for work wear and bags which are heavier weight and again, come in a choice of colours.

    If you need even more strength, our Heavy Duty Metal Zips would be the ideal choice. They are made from nickel and will do exactly what they say. They are available in black and really will last!

    Our range of Closed Ended Zips come in a variation of choices. Normal Dress Zips, which are joined together at the bottom, are suitable for trousers, shirts dresses etc and are made from nylon and have fine teeth. There are many colours available in the range so you can easily match up the colours of your fabrics! Dress Zips start from 4″ and reach up to 22″. You can even use Dress Zips on cushions and even bags!

    Have an elegant garment and want to make the Zip as minimal as possible, Concealed Zips are the perfect choice. They sew in easily to your clothing and only the small pull is visible!  Again, available in a range of colours and sizes, we are more than happy to pick out the best match to your fabrics too so come and have a look at our fabulous colour range!

    We also stock Jeans Zips and Nickel trouser Zips so come and have a look around and maybe find some inspiration as we have some stunning fabrics!

    Hopefully this blog has helped you make the right choice of Zip for your needs and if you do have any questions regarding any of our products, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0151 336 3939 or email on and we will be more than happy to help! Remember to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date with all of our latest competitions too!

    Until next time,





    May 29th, 2012

    Zips are a necessary in many different clothing, whether you are a dressmaker and are creating a garment and you need the perfect zip. Or you are replacing a zip form your favourite pair of trousers. Zips are also needed for bags, tents, cushion covers, duvets and many many more uses. Here at Fabric-world we have a vast selection of different Zips to choose from for an array of different uses. We will try and help you differentiate between the different types!

    The most popular of our Zip section is the standard Dress Zip which is a closed ended zip (meaning that it doesn’t come apart at the bottom) and comes in a choice of many different sizes starting from 4″ and reaching up to 22″. The great thing about these Zips is that they are available in a wide choice of colours so you can try and match them up to your fabrics brilliantly! They are easily sewn into your garments and if you need an in between size, you simply cut them down to your desired length!

    If you need an Open Ended Zip, we have two to choose from. Nylon Open Ended Zips have quite fine teeth and completely separate, which are perfect to used in jackets etc.  Plastic Open Ended Zips are slightly chunkier and are great for a statement piece which is bang on trend at the moment! They start from 10″ and reach up to 30″ which is also great!

    Looking for something which is a bit more substantial which will be submitted to more wear and tear such as work overalls or bags that will be carrying quite a lot of weight. Our Heavy Duty Metal Zips would be a perfect choice. They are hard wearing and will give you that extra strength! The teeth in these zips are silver and are only available in black but will do their job perfectly!

    We also stock Continuous Zipping, which can be bought by the meter, Tent Zips, which come in longer length and are hard wearing.  We have many many more in our Zip section so coma and have a look. If you do need any advice from our helpful staff, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0151 336 4706!

    If you’d like to keep up to date with all our latest news and product information, remember to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. And why not sign up to our email newsletter on our website to receive regular emails including product information, offers and exclusive discounts!

    Until next time,



    Uses of the Zips at Fabric-World

    May 7th, 2011

    Here at Fabric-World we have an extensive range of Zips available for to choose from, depending on what it is being used for. Zips are one of the best selling items of Haberdashery here at Fabric-World, and when you take into consideration some of the many uses of Zips, it can be seen why!

    We stock a full range of Closed End Zips and Open End Zips, as well as Continuous Zipping.

    Here are just some of the Zips we have available, and some of their uses:

    • YKK Heavy Duty Metal Zips – These are the strongest Zips around, and are ideal  for heavier weight items such as leather jackets or even items such as handbags. They are an Open End Zip that are available in Black, and come in lengths from 16″ right up to 30″.
    • YKK Dress Zips – As the name suggests, these Zips are designed for using on Dresses, and come in lengths of just 4″ right up to 22″. There is an extensive range of colours available in all of the sizes, so you can be sure to find the perfect Zip to fit into your Dressmaking projects!
    • YKK Two Way Zips – These Zips are available in black and navy only, in lengths starting at 22″ and going up to 30″. They are the ideal option for garments such as jackets and coats, or even sleeping bags, that require an opening from either end of the Zip.
    • YKK Concealed Zips - These Zips are sometimes known as Invisible Zips, due to the fact that when they are attached to an item or garment, only the Zip Pull is visible. This makes it a popular choice for many different occasions, such as in Bridal Wear, where you do not wish to see the actual teeth of the Zip.

    As you can see, Zips have many different uses and everday requirements. I hope you have enjoyed todays blog and that it has been informative about the range of Zips available and some of their uses.

    If you have any thoughts or comments, please feel free to leave them in the box below…and keep following us on our Facebook and Twitter pages to keep up to date with all the latest news and special offers!

    Until next time,


    Heavy Duty Zips at Fabric World

    April 22nd, 2011

    Finding the right zip for what you need can be difficult…especially when there is so much choice!! There are many different applications that require a Heavy Duty Zip, to provide that extra strength and security.

    Examples of items that would require Heavy Duty Zips are: Diving suits, biker or leather jackets, sleeping bags, tents and many other things that can be used day to day!

    Here are some of the Heavy Duty Zips that we stock here at Fabric-World:

    • YKK Heavy Duty Metal Zips – The Heavy Duty Metal Zips are open end and comes in a range of lengths from 16″ right up to 30″. They only come in black, and are a popular choice for heavier items of clothing like leather jackets and coats. They come with silver metal teeth and are extremely hard wearing.
    • YKK Plastic Open End Zips – These zips are Heavy Duty Zips with plastic teeth, and are a popular choice of zip for heavier children’s items like coats and jackets that require s strong Zip with plastic teeth.
    • YKK Tent Zips - These are  Heavy Duty Zip mostly used for tents and sleeping bags, and come in lengths of 72″, 96″ and 120″. They come in black and beige and have metal teeth.
    • YKK Two Way Zips - These are Heavy Duty Zips that are the same strength as the Plastic Open End Zips, but with the two way zipper feature, which is an ideal choice for jackets and many other garments. They are available in black and navy and comes in lengths ranging from 22″ to 30″.

    There are so many options when it comes to selecting the right Heavy Duty Zip for your needs, and you can be sure to find what you require here at Fabric-World!

    If you have any thoughts or comments, please feel free to leave them in the box below, and don’t forget to follow us on our Facebook and Twitter pages to keep up to date with all the latest products and special offers!

    Until next time,