How to Sew a Zipper

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Stephanie Ohnmacht demonstrates helpful tips on how to properly install your center zipper. See how beneficial tape can be when installing a center zipper. Learn a few of her tricks to assist you in creating a strong center zipper.

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4 Responses to “How to Sew a Zipper”
  1. Sammil Durham

    Not clear as to how the zipper will function after being sewn to the fabric.
    How will you get the seam opened????

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    • Customer Service

      Hi Sammil. Once you have your zipper sewn in place and the tape removed you can then remove the original basting stitches and your zipper will easily open and close.

      Hope this helps!

      Reply
    • Customer Service

      Hi Dianne. There are several ways you can remove the basting stitches to reveal the zipper. First, you can leave long thread tails on both your needle and bobbin thread while stitching, ensure you do not back stitch at the beginning or end, and then you will be able to easily pull your stitches out by pulling on the thread tails. Another way to remove the stitches would be to use a seam ripper. However, using a seam ripper can sometimes leave behind small pieces of thread that you will then need to pick out.

      Hope that helps!

      Reply

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