This tutorial shows how to sew an exposed zipper to a garment.

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unfinished garment, (metal) zipper, fusible interfacing

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    Jul 25, 2011, 12.46 AMby Crystal Fashionsbycj Jordan

    thank you for this

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    Apr 13, 2011, 12.53 AMby simply6

    I LOVE this. Thank you!

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    Feb 17, 2011, 01.06 PMby sewinl0ve

    I’m sorry, but I can’t get into the whole exposed zipper thing. I think it’s hideously tacky. There’s nothing attractive about a zipper. To me it just looks lazy and unprofessional. No offense to your tutorial, just expressing my thoughts on fashion in general.

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      Jul 25, 2011, 12.51 AMby Crystal Fashionsbycj Jordan

      that’s is fashion as people that can sew we can do anything and that’s not lazy , you can turn it into a design… I am just saying….

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    Feb 16, 2011, 07.22 AMby mcginnhold

    I’m sewing this yellow dress now and would like to have some help in regard to the bow. Somehow (I’ve tried several times and ways) I can’t seem to understand how the sash is put in. I’ve tried it between the front bodice and the lining attaching it to the outside arm seam and I couldn’t turn it right side out. Can you please help me ? I haven’t done the attachment of the skirt part to the bodice, and the zipper. When I do , do that I’m going to do it with this zipper technique. Thanks for your help in advance.

    Best Regards, Elise

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      Feb 17, 2011, 01.22 PMby Laura Bolčina

      Hi, you should ask that tinybows who actually made the yellow dress. I just made this tutorial. :)

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    Feb 12, 2011, 11.05 AMby aleah

    Good technique… does anyone know anything about the picture of the yellow dress that leads to this technique?

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    Feb 11, 2011, 05.19 PMby FabricUiPhoneApp

    It wouldn’t hurt to add another row of stitching, RTW style, to the bottom row to reinforce that section. While contrast stitching is nice, matching thread is perfect for blending in any wiggly stitches.

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    Jan 5, 2011, 08.27 PMby jenny-yeye

    Thanks! These are great instructions. I’m going to try it out tonight.

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    Dec 14, 2010, 12.42 AMby morganelle

    I used this on a skirt and it turned out really well! Thank you for sharing!

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