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Topic: Coats' Invisible Zipper Foot vs. my Singer...help!  (Read 1210 times)
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« on: December 05, 2006 08:57:20 AM »

So I am installing my first invisible zipper.  Thanks to "Sew U", installing a regular zip turned out to be a snap on my muslin, but I chose an invisible zip for my skirt.  I purchased the Coats invisible zip set but none of them fit onto my machine. 

Is the special "invisible zipper foot" really necessary, or can I use the plain ol' zipper foot that came with my machine?

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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2006 03:07:45 PM »

In my opinion the plastic invisible zipper foot you buy on the notions wall is a piece of doodie.  I have excellent result using the regular zipper foot (mine looks like a little spear with a notch on each side).  Just follow the directions on the insert of the zipper package.  Make sure to press the zipper open.  I like to pin the zipper in place and then baste the zipper in place far from the teeth and then go back without any pins and stitch it close to the teeth.  The thing to remember is if you zip it closed before you are finished sewing it in place you will need to go back and press the zipper open again.

I LOVE invisible zippers because they always look nice but I'm not a fan of top stitching even though a hand picked zipper is couture.

Good luck and happy sewing.  Maybe you can use the Coat's foot for earrings or a cat toy?
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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2006 06:07:58 PM »

I agree with Sophisticated hippie. A regular zipper foot is all you need to put on an invisible zipper, that and some practice. After using nothing but those zippers for the last 6 years in most of my garnments, I don't get a cold sweat anymore. The instructions here do a good job of explaining what to do, just ignore the part about the special invisible zipper foot. You can machine baste if you want but that's just a waist of time.
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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2006 02:13:46 PM »

Thanks so much!  I'll give it a shot.  Better than dropping $30 on a zipper foot...!  Smiley
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