Threads Logo Threads Logo Facebook Email Pinterest Twitter Instagram YouTube Icon Headphones Icon Favorite Navigation Search Icon Forum Search Icon Main Search Icon Close Icon Video Play Icon Indicator Arrow Icon Close Icon Hamburger/Search Icon Plus Icon

Conversational Threads

invisible zippers

San | Posted in General Sewing Info on

Do I need a Coats Zipper Foot  N407 to install that brand of invisible zipper or can I use my old regular snap on zipper foot I’ve used in the  past?

 I don’t know if theirs is better or not.  

Thanks,  San

Replies

  1. lou19 | | #1

    I would think you'd be Ok with another invisible foot....but not regular zip foot.

    1. San | | #2

      Zipper

      I bought the special invisible zipper foot,  got my books out and it was a success....thanks for your response. 

  2. m_coates | | #3

    Invisible zippers

    Hello San.

    When inserting an invisible zipper i use a combination of the regular zipper foot and the concealed zipper foot.

    Firstly i use the standard zipper to attach the zipper to the fabric with a long stitch, but i do not back tack at the end of the seam to secure as i will be removing the stitches after the next part. When the zipper is secure and in the correct position, i then proceed to use the invisible zipper foot as this turns the zipper coils while it is getting stitched in place in one operation. The next step is to remove the first set of stitching so the bottom of the zipper is hanging free, this reduces the zipper causing an unwanted hump on the fabric. Finally you can stitch the last part at the seam which meets the end of the zipper with the standard zipper foot.

    I hope that this helps you.

    Happy sewing.

This post is archived.

Threads Insider

Get instant access to hundreds of videos, tutorials, projects, and more.

Start Your Free Trial

Already an Insider? Log in

Subscribe to Threads today

Save up to 37% and get a free gift

Subscribe

Conversational Threads

Recent Posts and Replies

  • |
  • |
  • |
  • |
  • |
  • |

Threads Insider Exclusives

View All
View All

Highlights

  • Sign up for the Threads eletter

    Get the latest including tips, techniques and special offers straight to your inbox.

    Sign Up
  • Bernina Sponsored Content

    Where to Buy

    Locate a BERNINA store in your area.

  • CraftStylish

    CraftStylish

    Expert craft tutorials, news, and tips for sewing, knitting, crochet, quilting, paper crafts, embroidery, jewelry making, and more!