Have you ever avoided making a project just because it involved a zipper? Even experienced sewers can find installing a zipper difficult - you aren’t alone! The good news is that there are lots of great tutorials to help you master the art of adding zippers to any project! Today we round up our tried-and-true favorites to give you the ultimate zipper reference.
First off, it’s important to understand the various presser feet that come with your sewing machine - as you might have guessed, the zipper foot is recommended for installing zippers successfully! Bernina has an excellent guide to zipper feet, found here.
The most simple application we’ve found (and refer to constantly) comes from the Lazy Girl Designs blog. We recommend starting with “How to Install a Zipper and Enjoy It,” then continuing on to “A Zipper Technique Sew Easy You’ll Think You Cheated.”
Another blogger, Atkinson Designs, has some excellent YouTube videos worth a watch. We’ve embedded Terry’s Top 10 Zipper Tips below, which is chock-full of valuable tips to try out.
Should your zipper pull ever break, don’t panic! Check out this free PDF from Atkinson Designs, How to Change Your Zip, for a photo tutorial walking you through the steps to change out a zipper pull.
We’re always finding inspirational projects and tutorials on the Baby Lock website, and they have several zipper-related tutorials that are worth a bookmark:
- How to Install an Invisible Zipper
- How to Install a Centered Zipper
- How to Shorten a Zipper
- How to Insert a Zipper - 3 Ways
We hope this post gives you the knowledge and confidence to tackle your next zippered project with ease. Whether you’re just getting started with your quilting adventure or have enjoyed many years perfecting your stitches, we’re pleased to be your go-to for whatever you need to make your next project shine! For personal service, contact us online or give us a call at (815) 836 - 8735 for curbside or mail delivery of your order - we also have an online store that's open 24/7!
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