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Friday, May 13, 2011

Zippers!

  I tinkered around with a few tutorials on the dreaded invisible zip....Dreaded, at least in my books; but you know what it was actually a snap....That is after I cut a second back for my skirt and got a shiny new invisible zip...Seeing that I mangled the first invisible zip... You see what had happened is; I was following two tutorials for my invisible zip..I found that both had elements that I could understand, that I found to be doable and made plenty of sense... At least to me that is!

  Well, the first tutorial I looked and searched was found on Youtube, yes Youtube...They have some amazing tutorials and so forth on that site...Invisible Zip tutorial and I also followed  Collette Patterns invisible zip tutorial both of these tutorials were very clear and concise and I would recommend them to anyone in need of a tutorial or a refresher...


 Well, I was able to get my zip in..It's not perfect but it's because I didn't flatten out the zipper properly before inserting, so IMO I would advise doing so to avoid any problems..It's not bad; however, I know it could be a little bit better..But in time I say, I will only get better from here... I should finish up this skirt this weekend...
I should have flattened out the zipper a little more before
inserting!



   Alright Divas, that's all I have for now! I will be posting a top I made a wore last weekend and I also will be posting about my new baby(sewing machine) Enjoy your weekend Divas be blessed and nothin' less!
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6 comments:

  1. Ahhhhh I think you did a fab job on that invisible zipper. I've been through a lot with this type zipper and have done a few decent ones, but the perfect one has not happened for me yet. I recently found the Colette tutorial too and think it's the information I'll be using with my next one. My problem is knowing how far to place the zipper from the edge of the fabric when sewing it in. You did a great job here.

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  2. Thank you Faye! I also and signed up for a year with Sandra Betzina online which has been truly amazing! Sandra just went over the invisible zip and she referenced that the invisible zip or you should be sewing right on the 5/8 mark..So your zipper should be 5/8 from the seam...It worked! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I am so worried that I'm going to melt the poor zipper when I'm flattening it out. Yours looks excellent!

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  4. LOL, Shawnta! you won't melt it,at least I don't think you will! You know I am a rookie....But thanks for the encouragemet!

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  5. I always use the Sandra Betzina method and wind up with a perfect zipper every time. Glad for your success.

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