How to Sew Zippers

 how to sew zippers

Sewing zippers can be daunting. You need to use a special zipper foot and it’s easy to have them the wrong side up and not realise.

So I thought I’d gather some tutorials that explain nice and clearly how to get your zippers looking great. Whether you’re new to zippers or need a refresher, I hope these links will help you.


zippered pouch

Make a simple zippered pouch with Make it Perfect

sewing zipper tutorial

Use a clever basting method to hold your zipper in place while you sew with Michelle over at Sew Mama Sew.

tutorial sewing zippers threads

Threads covers some trickier zippers including centred, lapped and invisible zippers.

coin purse zipper

I shared a tutorial at Creating my Way to Success to put a zipper in a basic coin purse.

sewing zippers trick

Finally my handy zipper trick in case you forget to open the zipper!

Do you find zippers a little scary too?

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  1. says

    Great collection! Zippers can be tricky, this is a handy little reference post to add to my bookmarks/pin boards.

    Found via the And Sew We Craft linky party :)

  2. says

    I am currently making a bag in my weekly quilting class; I believe it has a zipper in it. I haven’t sewn a zipper by machine in over thirty years – back when I used to make all my own clothes. I have sewn zippers into knitted jackets by hand – it’s not as daunting as I thought it would be!

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