Hi Everyone! Let's talk about - Sewing with zippers! Let's be honest, Zippers can be pretty terrifying! But rest assured, practice makes perfect! Early on, hook and loop tape was my go to closure, I let my fear of sewing with zippers influence my decision for the best way to finish my garment. But after a bit of practice, I can now say a zipper closure is definitely the way to go (when appropriate, of course!) There are still many times when snaps or buttons may be best, or a thin piece of hook and loop tape is the most practical (especially for little hands). My hope is that after this course, you will no longer fear zippers and have the confidence to sew one into your doll garment when desired!
So let's dive into this topic and take a look at the different types and installation methods!
In the videos posted below, I share with you an overview of the month long topic, a quick look at the zipper foot, and then a hands on tutorial for inserting and sewing an invisible zipper into your garment. I hope this will encourage and inspire you to try something new!
Pattern Overview (designs with invisible zippers):
Invisible zippers can be found just about anywhere, and there's usually a large variety of colors available! You can buy any length, and shorten them to the desired length very easily. If you like to shop online, check out these sources for invisible zippers:
Week One task:
Next Tuesday - Week 2: Separating Zippers...
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