Do you have issues with zippers? They can make or break a sewing project. Consider trying a prickstitched lapped zipper which most discreetly and beautifully adorns your handmade creation. To view these zippers in action take a look at my Naughty Secretary Dress ( and my Red Vixen Dress ( For more discussion on this particular topic visit my blog (

Technique Materials

You will need: a current sewing project that requires a zipper; a conventional zipper, the length that is required for your project; needle and thread; zipper Foot for your sewing machine

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    May 31, 2010, 01.57 PMby irin

    Thanks a lot, very usefull

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    Apr 20, 2010, 02.26 AMby gedwoods

    This is a very interesting procedure and I shall certainly try it out!

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    Apr 18, 2010, 07.30 PMby candyjoyce

    Hi Sunni,

    I just followed your tutorial for my first ever lapped zipper and it’s turned out really well. I usually hate hand sewing but I quite enjoyed this technique. Thanks for sharing such a well illustrated and easy to follow tutorial. I’ve got a few finishing touches to do before I share my project on Burda but of course you won’t be able to see my prick-stitched lapped zipper in the pictures as it is so neat and invisible :) !!

    Cheers, Candy

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    Apr 8, 2010, 03.02 PMby 5294sandras

    Thank you for the tutorial!

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    Apr 7, 2010, 07.32 PMby nhouse

    Thank you so much for the tutorial. I also checked out your website. I am always intimadated by zippers, like your sister. But this I get. Thanks again!

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