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Laws of Shabbos #78

Extensions of the prohibition of sewing are gluing, stapling, and the like.

Buttoning and zipping, although they too bring two pieces together, are not considered a form of sewing and are allowed on Shabbos. The reason for this distinction is that the two sides or pieces that are brought together when zipped or buttoned are not perceived as becoming one. Therefore, one may zip a lining of a coat on Shabbos even though they plan on leaving it there for a long time.

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