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A Hand-Picked Zipper is Worth the Effort

A hand-picked, or hand-sewn, zipper is an easy-to-learn technique that calls attention to your handiwork.
A hand-picked, or hand-sewn, zipper is an easy-to-learn technique that calls attention to your handiwork.

A hand-picked, or hand-sewn, zipper is an easy-to-learn technique that calls attention to your handiwork.

by Susan Khalje
an excerpt from Sew Stylish

A hand-picked, or hand-sewn, zipper is sturdy and easy to master. It doesn't distort or pucker, is great for heavily embellished or delicate fabrics, and- best of all- calls attention to your handiwork.

1. Stabilize the zipper area with a strip of silk organza, chiffon crepe de chine or non-stretch, fusible interfacing. This prevents distorting and rippling over time. Gently tack in place along the foldline. Stabilize with organza
Pin from the right side View from the wrong side
2. Pin the closed zipper in place from the garment's right side. Starting at the zipper's upper right-hand side, center the folded edge of the fabric over the zipper pull and teeth. Lower the tape at the top to accommodate the pull; it will look right if you keep the stitches at an even distance from the fabric's folded edge.

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