Zippers - Closed End Zippers

Hi Everyone! This week we round out the zipper topic with a look at sewing closed end zippers. These types of zippers can cause a bit of frustration because the pull is difficult to sew around, but I've learned a few tricks and tips that I'm excited to share with you to make this process much easier!



Pattern Overview (LJ designs that use a closed end zipper):


    Separating zippers can be harder to find when shopping for doll size items If you like to shop online, check out these sources:

    • (Same Pixie Faire styles both 5" and 6" metal teeth and 6" nylon coil)
    • Zipper That Doll (Separating zippers )
    • Zip It (Etsy shop) Invisible and Separating - (note - their metal teeth zippers are too large for doll items) They have a large selection of colors of invisible zippers!
    • Check your local fabric stores for invisible zippers - you can use any length longer than 7" (for a dress) and trim them down. Stores like Pacific Fabrics, JoAnn Fabrics, Hobby Lobby, even Wal-Mart!

    Week Four task:

    • Watch the videos and practice on one of the suggested patterns or a pattern that you already have :)

    Next Tuesday  - New Topic: Specialty Fabrics!


    carole hopkins
    carole hopkins

    December 28, 2017

    Can I get access to the videos from for Jan through Aug. I joined last year and do not have the videos from the early classes and cant find them anywhere. Thank you


    December 03, 2017

    I have contacted support and they have sent me the links to the videos and instructions, thank you, I loved watching some, and I think it will be very useful if I decide to sew to sell or just sew more to make a collection of dolls clothing. This whole program has been very helpful. I don’t understand why not keep all the months available but it must be for the best. Thank you for all the work you’ve done and for helping me out. Milica


    November 29, 2017

    I was wondering where do you answer comments, and do you? Also was wondering if you will bring back the content from April, May, June, July, August? I joined in April and was here from the beginning of the club and would like to go back to the earlier content which I can’t find any where. Thanks

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