How to sew Zips

How to sew Zips

Thursday 24 February, 2022 - Thursday 24 February, 2022
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Teacher: Jen Skedd
Suitable for: All Levels

Price: £35

How to sew 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 insert 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 know how to sew 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.

This class is offered by Artisan Stitch.

Duration: 3 hours
Level: Beginners-Improvers

Pre-booking required here.


Studio 6.03A St Margaret's House,
Sixth Floor
St. Margaret’s House, 151 London Road


How to find St Margarets House