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Blind zipper presser foot

Sewnut | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

I want to put in a blind zipper and have just read to my dismay that you have to have a special presser foot! Is this correct?


  1. suesew | | #1

    Do you mean an invisible zipper? The correct foot helps but I actually use my buttonhole foot. I simply get the teeth rolling flat under the groove of the foot and it continues to flatten it out as I sew. I have also just used the regular everyday foot. You just need to flatten the teeth of the zipper out of the way and sew close (but not too close) to them.
    Or do you mean a blind hem foot? You can sew this with the regular foot that has room for a zigzag stitch, You'll just put a good crease into the fabric that may be a little difficult to press out.

    1. Sewnut | | #2

      Yes I do mean an invisible zipper. I have an instruction book here that tells me I need to use a special presser foot to achieve this. I have never put one in and I like the idea of not being able to see the zipper.  Thanks

      1. SewNancy | | #3

        I use a narrow zipper foot and it works perfectly. I have instructions from a pattern Fred Blobaum

        1. Sewnut | | #4

          Where do I find Fred Blobaum Patterns? I thought that threads had an article not long ago on putting a blind zipper. It seemed very confusing to me, although I am one of these people that have to read instructions fifteen times before they make sense. :) 

          1. carolfresia | | #5


            Threads No. 119, pp.46-49, has an article by Helen Metrakos on inserting an invisible zipper using a regular zipper foot. This has become my default zipper application--it's really easy, pretty much fool-proof, and requires no special equipment. The technique is based on the method used in the garment industry, so it's got to be quick, efficient, and give a neat result...and it does!


          2. SewNancy | | #7

            Sorry, had a mental hickup, she goes by La Fred and her patterns can be bought at the http://www.thesewingplace.com

      2. mompea | | #6

        The company that sells the invisible zipper also sells a zipper foot-of course- that they recommend for sewing their invisible zipper. It really isn't necessary though, any of the alternate methods everybody else has written will work. And save you a few pennies too.

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