Are you one of those sewers who goes out of their way to avoid projects involving zippers? Have you been forced to do pattern hacks that involve substituting buttons on your adorable skirt and dress projects? Or maybe you’ve just always thought that you needed a special foot to sew an invisible zipper, and just never got around to buying one.
Well, today I’m here to offer some help.
I know far too many seamstresses who have convinced themselves that zippers are “just a little too advanced” for them, so I put together this zipper tutorial to show just how easy it can be. This video with give you a detailed explanation on how to install an invisible zipper using the zipper foot that most likely came with your machine when you purchased it!
I’m starting with the invisible zipper since I just recently used one to make the Flotsam and Jetsam dress, but I’ll be adding more videos (centered, lapped, exposed) as I use them in my projects. Luckily, the invisible zipper is also one of the easiest, and cleanest looking zipper installations, so it seemed like a great place to begin. Go ahead and grab a few pieces of scrap fabric and give it a try. Invisible zippers are a favorite of mine, and I promise you’ll fall in love with them too once you give them a try!
I know zippers, buttonholes, and knits are the three most common, but what’s your biggest sewing fear”?
What do you think would help you overcome it?