11 Zipper Hacks to Improve Your Sewing

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I’ve heard over and over again that zippers are scary. So to help remove the fear from the process, I’ve gathered 11 zipper hacks that may make your life easier. These zipper hacks are great for increasing your skills, speeding up your process and just helping you push past the fear!

Sometimes zipper installation is scary but I've put together an amazing list of 11 zipper hacks to help you Improve your sewing and zipper installation skills.

 

Zipper Hacks

 

You’ll find everything here from “hacks” to just some pretty cool tools you’ll wish you knew about years ago!

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  1. Zipper Anatomy

It is best to understand the zipper before actually diving in. Learn more about why each component is so important.


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Be sure to have the right tools for the job! This little accessory can make all the difference in the world.



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Zipper Tabs-

Not only are tabs a great way to add a splash of color but they allow you to shorten the zipper with a clean finish.


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4. Scissors-

The plastic and metal teeth on a zipper can damage your expensive fabric scissors or brand new rotary blade. So, it is best to use a designated pair.


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5. Reach for the Clips-

Zippers are thick and this can make pinning a challenge. So, instead reach for the clips.


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6. Glue Baste-

An alternative to clips and pins is glue. This will help your zipper “stay put” while you stitch.


Zipper installation is a breeze with these amazing zipper hacks.

7. Embellished Zipper-

Add an extra splash of detail to your project with a lace zippers. You can find them at your local shop or order them here on line today. 


Improve your sewing and zipper installation is a breeze with these amazing zipper hacks.

8. Inset or Recessed Zipper

Inset zippers are commonly found on handbags.


Improve your sewing and zipper installation is a breeze with these amazing zipper hacks.

9. Slot Seam Zipper Installation- 

This type of zipper kisses at the center and is commonly found in garments.


Improve your sewing and zipper installation is a breeze with these amazing zipper hacks.

10. Invisible Zipper Installation-

This type of zipper is commonly found in garments such as skirts and dresses.


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11. One Way Zip Method

This technique is brilliant for those that truly love a good zipper bag but truly can not get past the installation!


 

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So, whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned stitcher, these zipper hacks are sure to improve your sewing and help you feel more comfortable with installation. Be sure to share any of your favorite zipper hacks that I may have missed in the comments.

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