Zipper Styles

Bridge Top

This style is closed at each end and has one slider. Typical applications for a Bridge Top zipper include pockets for jackets and inside purses and small bags. Smaller items and / or pockets will have a neat and finished appearance using a bridge top zipper.


Bag Type

This zipper works well for bags or any application that would benefit from a zipper that is closed at each end but allows for quick access by having two sliders. When zipper is closed, the sliders meet in the middle (or at any point on the zipper).


Closed End
Trouser Type

Use for pants, sleeves on leather jackets, purses, tents, or any application where a single slider, one-way Closed end zipper is needed.



As the name implies, this zipper is used on coveralls (overalls). One end is open and one end is closed. This zipper may be used on the legs of coveralls or used as the front zipper in coveralls.



Open End
Jacket Type

Typically used on the front of jackets, can also be used on any items that require the zipper halves to fully detach from each other.


Top Stops Each End

Typically used on those items that may require a long zipper and/or a generous opening at each end


Tu-Way Open End
Jacket Type

This Zipper has two slides and can be opened from the top and/or the bottom. Great type of zipper for heavy winter coats where more leg room may be needed for driving the car, while still keeping the top slider zipped up. The zipper halves will completely separate just like a standard jacket zipper.

Continuous Chain

Any Zipper material in any gauge may be ordered as Continuous Chain. This is endless yards of zipper material with no sliders or stops. Continuous chain is usually ordered by cut-and-sew operations that need zippers for cushions or upholstery work or any application that does not need an open end (jacket style) zipper. Sliders and stops are sold separate of continuous chain. Yardage on spools will vary depending on material selected and gauge.