Tobusy2cook asked the following question in the thread about Instructional DVD’s, so I am responding here.
– Trouble shooting – ex. CB zipper as you sew zipper down looks very nice as you turn and go up the other side you get pulling and little puckers. Why? I am currently haveing this problem. (If anyone knows the solution please let me know)
I stitch from the top down to the bottom on both sides. I prefer to do a lapped closing. I stitch down the right side backstitching at the bottom. Then I stitch down the left side and across the bottom. You could do the same for a center closing. Also, I add about 1/2 inch to my seam allowance from the top edge down to slightly below the bottom of the zipper. I cut the interfacing about an inch wide and apply it directly over the fold line for the lapped side with 5/8 in on the pant side and 3/8 on the seam allowance. This not only provide a good base for the top-stitching, but keeps the over lap smooth and prevents wrinkles that may get caught in the zipper teeth.
Hope this helps!
Edited 6/19/2007 8:12 pm ET by SewFit
Edited 6/19/2007 8:14 pm ET by SewFit