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Tips for Sewing a Pickstitched Lapped Zipper in a Faced Edge

Tips for Sewing a Pickstitched Lapped Zipper in a Faced Edge

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It's easy to install a hand-stitched lapped zipper in garments. Here's how to do so with a facing.

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Zipper Basics: Sliders and Stops

Zipper Basics: Sliders and Stops

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This information is essential for anyone who wants to be sure they're approaching zippers the right way.

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Video: Install a Folded Nylon-Coil Zipper

Video: Install a Folded Nylon-Coil Zipper

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This zipper technique is useful in bag and garment applications. We also demonstrate something unique about nylon-coil zipper teeth: They work in either direction.

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9 Zipper Installation Techniques

9 Zipper Installation Techniques

Take the mystery out of installing zippers with these 9 techniques. You'll learn how to install lapped zippers, exposed zippers, replace zippers and more.

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Disguise a Zipper

Disguise a Zipper

A blind-hem stitch replaces traditional topstitching.

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How to Sew an Invisible Zipper in a Knit Garment

How to Sew an Invisible Zipper in a Knit Garment

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Stabilize, baste, and take your time sewing for a flat, ripple-free zipper installation.

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Sarah Sisulart - The Lost Odyssey - Video Game Costume

Sarah Sisulart - The Lost Odyssey - Video Game Costume

This costume was made in roughly 3 weeks. Corset jacket: The corset jacket was entirely hand drafted. It was made from the same linen look material as the floating sleeves. The corset has spiral...

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Gene Simmons Demon Project

Gene Simmons Demon Project

After thoroughly studying Gene Simmons's 1976 Demon Costume, the very first thing I did was draw and cut some patterns for every piece of armor the boots and codpiece and try them on my...

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My newest purse

My newest purse

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Here are two photos of the purse I recently finished.  I chose coordinating quilting cottons in brights on black, and bright green zippers (one on each side) close two of the pockets.  The front...

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Ski parka by Larry Schaffner, larrys2729@yahoo.com

Ski parka by Larry Schaffner, larrys2729@yahoo.com

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Parka body is ultrex, interlined with 105 gram thinsulate, sleeves are cotton corduroy interlined with 40 gram thinsulate and sprayed with a water repellant. Top stitching is done with black thread...

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Perfect for Summer!

Perfect for Summer!

This summer top was made from Joann's cotton bumble bee fabric. I used New Look pattern # 6243, view "C" which was intended to be a dress. Rather than inserting a back zipper, I opted to insert the...

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Spring Bouquet

Spring Bouquet

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This pattern was an absolute dream to sew. Just picking out the fabrics and then bringing them home to sew with them allowed visions of spring to pop into my head. I couldn't stop touching the...

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Culotte Jumper - Frankenpattern

Culotte Jumper - Frankenpattern

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Vogue 9075 has been making the rounds in the sewing community lately because culottes have come back around on the style circle of life. I admit, I wasn't a huge fan of this pattern and I really...

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Designer Secrets: Off-Seam Insertion

Designer Secrets: Off-Seam Insertion

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If you've ever needed to insert a zipper into a garment at a seamless spot, this simple technique is the solution.

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Custom Horse Show Jacket

Custom Horse Show Jacket

Custom horse show jacket. A variety of leathers, and Swarovski crystals make all of my designs stand out.

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Boat-Neck Dress & Jacket Ensemble

Boat-Neck Dress & Jacket Ensemble

This dress and jacket ensemble was created for one of my client's attending her son's wedding. The dress is constructed from silk crepe de chine and the accompanying jacket from silk Dupioni and lace.

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Happy New Year! All Sparkle, Zig-Zag Sequin Dress

Happy New Year! All Sparkle, Zig-Zag Sequin Dress

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This lively mini-dress or tunic was designed to flatter the client's body, to be comfy, and to sparkle under the New Year's Eve lights. The Zig-Zag pattern sequined material was used in three...

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Toasting the New Year: Champagne Silk Wool & Silk Charmeuse Dress

Toasting the New Year: Champagne Silk Wool & Silk Charmeuse Dress

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I recently made this silk wool and silk charmeuse dress using Burdastyle's #157 05/2011 dress pattern. I used champagne silk wool for the top (right) crossover piece and back pieces. And I used...

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Minion Halloween 2014

Minion Halloween 2014

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This costunme has 3 layers to it. The inner most layer keeps the head in position on the child. The structure to keep the top rounded is in the second layer. The outer layer is the decoration and...

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Princess Violet

Princess Violet

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Designed and Sewn by Rosemarie Baylor, October        "Princess Violet" is a girly, girl that loves sparkle and movement. I chose pattern M6897 Just Pretend Kids for my inspiration for the bodice...

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