Hi Everyone! This week we're going to take a look at replacing an existing hook and loop tape closure with a zipper. This is a great way to elevate the overall look of your garment. After doing this a few times this might be your go-to closure, no more snagging hair, broken needles, or skipped stitches! Zippers are also easy for little hands, so this type of closure is a great alternative for "play clothes" too.
In the video posted below, I share with you an example of swapping the back closure on the Salina Dress from hook and loop tape to an invisible zipper. For the most part I followed the pattern instructions to make the dress, but decided to sew the bodice lining down a little differently on the inside for a cleaner finish. I actually love the way this dress looks with a zipper and may go back and add this method to the original pattern too! I hope this will encourage and inspire you to try something new!
Pattern Overview (designs you could change to a zipper):
Separating zippers can be harder to find when shopping for doll size items If you like to shop online, check out these sources:
Week Three task:
Next Tuesday - Week 4: Wrap up, closed end, and exposed zippers...
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