Sewing Techniques: Zippers

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1 session course for a total of 3 hours

Beginner sewists know that zippers aren’t always easy – installing zips can be an intimidating part of the garment construction process. Tackle this essential closure with ease in our zipper dedicated construction techniques workshop!

A well-executed zipper insertion gives any project a clean professional look. Learn all about various zip footers, and understand how to do the proper prep necessary for zipper openings, positioning & ironing stablilizers, along with some helpful tips regardless of the type of zipper or insertion method you choose. Apply these zippers to a variety of garments, including those with linings and facings. Zip it good!

We cover these zipper techniques:

  • Welt with exposed zipper
  • Railroad/Centered Zipper
  • Lapped Seam Zipper
  • Concealed zipper with lining

What You’ll Learn:

  • Different Zipper Types & Footer uses
  • How to prepare your fabric before sewing your zipper.
  • How to position your zipper accurately on your garment
  • Install zips using zipper foot and edge-stitching techniques

Classes start on time, please arrive 5 mins early if possible!

Start to build your sewing construction technique reference book. This class is part of a sewing technique add-on series & you may take any of the construction series that you wish. All supplies included in cost of class.

Each sewing techniques workshops is $90 or book the complete 3 session course for $240.
Single workshop $90
Set of 2 workshops $170 (book here)
Set of 3 workshops  $240(book here)

Individual & group workshops are available to book on request, please enquire. We also offer workshops not listed & can tailor them to suit your needs.

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