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Press your zip on both sides of the garment and sit and admire your perfect zip.

Do an approximate fit of your garment and then place your zip in.
If you are doing a centre back zip do final fitting at the sides.
If you are doing a side zip do the final fitting at the back.

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    Jun 12, 2011, 04.08 AMby nerdgirl80

    This is wonderful. I wish they would teach/use this technique on ready to wear . . . I work at a department store and so many dresses are “damaged out” because the invisible zippers catch the lining fabric INSIDE the dress – thus ruining it. Will definitely file this technique away so that I can remember it next time I sew a dress . . . definitely won’t be lining my zippered dresses like ready made anymore!

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    Mar 11, 2011, 01.07 AMby susanne2011

    Thanks very much! I indeed always struggle making this last bit look good. Thanks!

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    Mar 6, 2011, 01.07 AMby d617

    A very clear and understandable tutorial. I have always struggled with inserting a zipper and having it look good. Thanks!

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    Mar 3, 2011, 06.00 PMby bohemiannow

    Even thought i’ve been using this technique, following BWF instractions I just realised that I just understood it completely! Thank you so much. Wonderfull colours.

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    Feb 27, 2011, 09.37 PMby tonierenee

    This is a really good tutorial. It is so worth the extra fabric to finish the top edge. The colors you chose for this show each piece well. Thank you.

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    Feb 25, 2011, 03.03 AMby Passiona Cottee

    Great technique (done in great colours). Very easy to follow. And something I had been wondering about, too!

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