Zippers 101

Okay, here’s the deal. I found this tutorial going around the other day on sewing zippers. And yeah, it’s good, but a lot of what it’s telling to you to do is unnecessary and, imo, more work than you need. (ntm it completely defeats the purpose of the specific type of zipper they’re using but that’s besides the point.) 

So! I’ve decided to make my own tutorial on how to sew an invisible zipper. 

Now, real quick, you’ll notice I just said “invisible” zipper. That’s because with sewing, you usually have one of two choices when it comes to zippers:

The Original


The Invisible

See why they call it invisible?

Now, usually sewing patterns will call for you to use an invisible zipper. This is great because one, it looks better, and two, it’s a lot easier to sew than a regular zipper. Which means the tutorial you’re about to see is going to be showing you how to sew an invisible zipper, since you’re more likely to use that rather than any other zipper anyways. If, however, you’d like to learn how to sew a regular zipper, just let me know and I can make a separate tutorial for that.

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