There are so many tutorials on how to put a zip in but hardly any on finishing the top of a zip.

I struggled for years trying to make my zip perfect at the top and couldn't work out how to make it look shop finished. I finally worked out a way in my sleep.

Purple fabric is the outside.
Green fabric is the lining.

Technique Materials

I used silk and an invisible zip.

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    Apr 14, 2011, 09.33 PMby FabricUiPhoneApp

    I’d say the biggest and bestest thing you can do for yourself is to just buy a zipper, longer than what you need …getting the pull out of the way for sewing will really improve results. Just remember to bring back the pull before you cut the extra zipper!!!

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    Apr 14, 2011, 08.33 PMby cellarstella

    I love that you worked it out in your sleep! Amazing what our sleeping minds can come up with. I love the tutorial, too.

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    Mar 9, 2011, 08.41 PMby karenbrock

    Yesssss… finally someone else who has done the hair tearing with this problem. Thank you so much for this tutorial.

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    Mar 9, 2011, 01.30 AMby mez53

    Thank you for your tutorial what a great way of finishing the top of an invisiable zip

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    Mar 6, 2011, 06.37 PMby peaches2218

    I am so in love with your colour combination here. The result is great, but those colours!!!

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    Feb 25, 2011, 01.48 PMby Sewing And Style

    what a great tutorial, thank you so much for posting this!!!!!!!!!!

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