Wednesday 14 August, 2019
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Suitable for: anyone who's struggled to sew in a zip
Zips can be tricky and lots of people avoid them. But they’re actually quite easy when you know how. This short session will show you how to sew in standard-style and concealed zips (also known as invisible zips).
Perfect zips are tricky and sewing in a zip is a constant source of stress for some home dressmakers. Many people tell me that they avoid them entirely – even people who’ve been sewing for many years. I also struggled to perfect zips for many years; both standard skirt zips and concealed zips. But I can show you that they’re not really that difficult when you know how.
Unless you only want to sew with stretchy fabrics and elastic waistlines, or only make T-shirts that you pull over the head, then you need to be able to sew in zips. But a wonky zip is a giveaway that a garment is homemade so ditch the wobbly stitching and learn the sure-fire way to insert standard skirt zips using the lapped method. We’ll also include the dressmakers Mecca: concealed zips, also known as ‘invisible zips’. So-called because when inserted in a seam, you can’t see there’s a zip there at all. It just looks like a beautifully-pressed seam.
Most skirt, dress or trouser patterns need a zip. Being able to put in a zip is a foundation sewing skill. Most skirt, dress or trouser patterns need a zip to be able to get the garment on and off. So take this quick little class and get a grip on those zips. No more lumps and bumps; just perfect zips every time.
Who is this aimed at?
Anyone who struggles with zips
What will I learn?
- How to sew in a zip using the lapped method
- How to insert a concealed zip
All materials and equipment is provided. If you’d prefer to bring your own sewing machine, then please remember the power cable/foot control, instruction manual and accessories. You will need a zip foot, and a concealed zip foot if you have one.
If your basic sewing skills are a bit rusty, why not try one of my Beginners courses or the Refresher Sewing Course?
Enquiries at: 0773 939 7369 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Must be probooked: https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/how-to-insert-a-zip/
LocationStudio 6.03A St Margaret's House, 151 London Road, Edinburgh EH7 6AE
St. Margaret’s House, 151 London Road