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I like the way an invisible zipper looks. It's such an easy professional way to finish a garment.
The tutorial is over 13 minutes in total but I try to cover everything including using a zipper foot, an invisible zipper foot and a regular foot. See Part 1 & Part 2.

As I say in the video I recommend using an invisible zipper foot like this one. If you don't have one you can buy one here. You can sew an invisible zipper without one but it makes it SOOOO much easier and faster.

And if there's a technique that's always stumped you or intimidated you just leave me a comment and I'll try to get a tutorial up.

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    Sep 18, 2011, 12.41 PMby hanolalaith

    This tutorial has been a humongous help to me! It took watching it several times, and installing the zipper the wrong way for it to click, but I finally got it! I also went out and got an invisible zipper foot, but for a Husqvarna Viking (which I LOVE), the foot ran me about $30. Still, very much worth it!

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    Jan 11, 2011, 11.08 PMby choctawcharli

    Thanks for the tip on where to find the great colors! I am where to I don’t use any but invisible zips! I actually find then easier to install that regular zips!! Except in purses or places where they are meant to show, of course. Or a Fly. But, I have never tried them in the underarm seam tho. Can they be installed there?

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    Aug 17, 2010, 04.22 PMby mojo elgin

    locally, i can only find very basic colors of invisible zippers. where did you find all those great colors?! i usually but white or neutral and use a sharpie to color the tape along the zipper teeth and nail polish to color the pull. not perfect, but it works well enough.

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      Jan 7, 2011, 08.31 PMby atrinka

      Etsy. (Note: I don’t sell in Etsy…)

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