Saturday, 2 January 2016

Learn to Sew Zips

If you are wanting to learn how to sew zips then this is the place to be. Normally I would do my own tutorials for these things but why reinvent the wheel! All the blogs and sites I link to in this post are great places for information and projects.

When I started sewing I would actively choose patterns that didn't have zips in until I found this tutorial from Make it & love it. It is a fantastic step by step guide and will teach you how to install a normal zip.

If you would like to learn how to insert an invisible zip, like the ones on the back of most dresses,  then a detailed invisible zip post and video can be found here on the Colette Patterns blog which is full of fantastic information.
I should add that I only just got my invisible zip foot in November so it is possible to insert them with the normal zip foot (I did the one in the photo above with a normal foot), this is a fantastic tutorial for doing just that.

If you are after a simple project that uses a zip then this is a great tutorial from Melly Sews. I used it to make these zippy pouches a few years ago.

 After you have mastered these the sewing world is your oyster! Have a look at my Learn to Sew Zips pinterest board for more fab tutorials and projects.

Still not mastered it? Mail me any questions and I will do my best to answer them.

Happy Sewing!