Invisible Zipper Tutorial - Tips and Tricks for Stellar Zips
Added Aug 28, 2010
Salt Lake City, ...
Let me preface this by saying that I'm not at all a big fan of invisible zippers. Not. One. Bit. They are not my favorite type of zipper, and quite frankly I don't use them much. I took a chance this last time on my Danger! Curves Aheah Pencil Skirt and surprise, surprise it worked like magic. That said, I've got ALOT of tips for these babies, because in my opinion, invisible zippers are a rather weak fastening. Weak in that, they seem to rip apart the easiest, get caught on fabric, thread, you name it the easiest and warp the easiest. OK, ready? Let's get into it.
You will need the following:
* a zipper opening (obviously something to put the zipper in, you know, like a skirt)
* an invisible zipper
* organza, tricot or interfacing; this is the stabilizer
* a marking pen or chalk
* a zipper foot
* an invisible zipper foot - optional. I have inserted a zipper using this method with a conventional zipper foot, so if you don't have one of these, don't worry, you'll be fine.
* hook and eye