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Install a Standard Zipper with a Machine Blind-Hem Stitch

Try a great way to install a standard zipper in a centered opening without visible stitching lines.

Threads #184, April/May 2016 Issue
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Learn to install a sturdy, low-profile zipper with the help of a blind-hem stitch. Although invisible zippers are hidden closures that keep garments looking neat, clean, and unfussy, they’re not strong enough to work in all instances. A standard zipper with a centered or lapped installation is stronger and preferable for heavy garments, those with bulky layers, or those that have a snug fit. Luckily, there is a way to install a standard zipper in a centered opening with barely visible stitching lines, so you can maintain the invisible-zipper effect with the benefit of a sturdy closure. The key is to use a blind-hem stitch, and here’s how to do it. The PDF article (click below) is from Threads #184 (April/May 2016).

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