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A Smart Technique for an Imperceptible Zipper | Video

Learn a smart method for inserting a practically invisible zipper for a professional result.

Nov 14, 2017

Threads Contributing Editor Kenneth D. King shares a smart method for installing an (almost) invisible zipper.

This process calls for a couple of quick rows of basting stitches to control the zipper’s position and a nifty trick with a hemostat for getting the slider out of the way so you can sew to the zipper end.

When you’ve finished, the transition between the zipper bottom and the seam below it is practically imperceptible, making this zipper as invisible as you can get.

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  1. CFH49 October 19th

    Brilliant. So simple once you have shown us, Kenneth, but I would never have thought of it myself! Fortunately, I have a supply of hemostats.

  2. redruna April 18th

    Is there a way to adapt this technique to a side seam zipper in a dress? It's definitely my new way of doing open-at-the-top zipper construction. Thank you Prof. King!

  3. User avater tpj69 April 3rd

    Thank you professor King! What a brilliant method.

  4. user-4457698 March 21st

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  5. User avater LuvThreadsMagazine March 20th

    Senor King,

    The technique reeks of BRILLIANCE!
    Birds of a feather you are - luv'n me some Linda!

    Outstanding presentation, explanation, and all by my favorite sewing sensation.

    Thanks Kenneth!!

  6. ADKKate January 30th

    Now my new "forever" technique for sewing invisible zippers for many zippers to come--thank you!

  7. user-5510943 January 24th

    Thank you so much for sharing such a clever technique.

  8. user-6905711 January 16th

    The explanation was very clear. Thank you.

  9. User avater MsJane January 16th

    Kenneth that was great....will share with my students...thanks Linda.

  10. smockerlady January 10th

    Lovely, as always. Such a delight to watch your videos.

  11. User avater grandmaEileen January 9th

    As usual, a brilliant solution to a frustrating problem!

  12. BRosser December 26th

    As always, you show me how to Achieve Awesomeness. And, you're sharing your technique at the perfect time, because I'm planning to insert multiple invisible zippers in pillows and cushions. You've totally solved the bumpy ridge issue!
    Thank You!

  13. User avater curleyque December 19th

    Thank you so much Kenneth King!! What a great hint.

  14. user-893574 November 25th

    The only way to sew in an invisible zipper! Thanks, Kenneth! Jamie

  15. user-2040522 November 23rd

    Just signed up for this Insider deal to be able to read and watch videos. I get to the first videos of Kenneth King and it’s black. I’ve signed in twice now. Getting frustrated. Help please. Sheila in Phoenix

  16. gretchengh November 22nd

    This is an excellent video about invisible zipper installation. Thank you!

  17. user-3431284 November 21st

    Fantastic I have a haemostat. I'm away to try this now. Thank you

  18. kaychan November 21st

    Brilliant technique. Thank you.

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