Before I started sewing school, one of the things I feared most was zippers, especially invisible ones: no matter how hard I tried, they were visible to me. I tried many techniques and tips that I found online, but none of them worked (okay, let’s be honest – I might not have been making them work, ha!). That changed when I started sewing school and my teacher showed this technique – while it takes time to master this method (I’ve seen classmates get grip of this method in 15-30 minutes), once you learn it, it will become your go-to method, trust me!
No fancy tools are required for this technique, but you will need an invisible zipper foot (they usually come with a machine or you can buy it for a few euros at any supply store) and a little piece of fusible interfacing. And that’s it!
Before starting the video tutorial, I would like to give you some highlights of what you will find in it:
- How to reduce bulk in back seam where waistband is attached to the main skirt body;
- How to reinforce the zipper placement, so that it’s easier to install it and would last longer in the finished garment;
- How to mark a zipper placement with a temporary seam and ironing;
- How to sew the zipper in using an invisible zipper foot.
I really like this technique and it ensures perfect results in each of my project, so I hope you will like it as well! Let me know your thoughts about it and if any part is unclear – please let me know in the comments below and I will sure answer it!
So, here is a tutorial on how to sew the invisible zipper: