Sign in or become an insider to access this story
Video: Finish a Centered Zipper With a Facing
This method from Industry Insider Techniques Vol. 6 produces an elegant finish for zippers.
In Volume 6 of this amazing series, respected sewing instructor Louise Cutting shares even more insider secrets for dealing with challenges – giving you a behind-the-scenes look at how the pros solve the very same dilemmas that you face. In this 21-part series, you’ll learn how to handle fragile fabrics, make perfectly aligned vertical buttonholes, sew elegant darts, make self-fabric interfacing and many more expert techniques.
Purchase the complete DVD from our store.
I love this method but noticed that the bottom edge of the facing has not been finished. I would assume that Louise would recommend either serging this edge or double hemming it before beginning the zipper insertion? Thank you!
Nice technique that I will try but did not understand " remove 1/2" fabric from center back" - thought it meant "cut off" but maybe means "mark off?"
Also, how does this work with invisible zippers?