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« on: April 23, 2008 05:39:23 PM »

Hi,

I'd like to put an invisible zipper on the side of a skirt. Npw, I have neverr put in a zipper of any kind. Do i need a special foot for the invisible zipper or does the regular zipper foot suffice? would it be easier to hand-sew it?
Any help will be greatly apprecieted.

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« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2008 10:24:02 PM »

I usually baste in my zippers by hand and then sew them on the machine, 'cause zippers are a pain Smiley  I think the easiest way to put in an invisible zipper is to baste the seam closed, then lay the zipper inside the seam and either hand-stitch or run it through the machine.  If you're careful, you won't need a zipper foot-- I usually just stitch about halfway, leave the needle in the fabric, and pull the slide up past where I've already sewn so I can finish without hitting it with the presser foot.  Then you just rip out the basting stitches.
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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2008 01:47:35 AM »

this might not help, as ive never actually put in a zipper, although i do plan on doing so, and when i do ill be using this tutorial on burda style:
http://www.burdastyle.com/howtos/show/26

hope it helps!  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2008 05:31:06 AM »

Hey,
I use invisible zippers all the time, they are great and go in much nicer than regular zippers.  You do need an invisible zipper foot, but you can get plastic ones very inexpensively at most fabric stores.  You put the zipper in before you finish the seam that it is going in.  The zipper goes in basically like you are sewing the seam, and if you do a quick search, I believe there are a couple of threads that discuss ways to put them in. 

Good luck.   
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