Update: It looks like this free class is no longer available... the links forward to a similar $10 class. Sorry! You might like my tutorial how to sew an invisible zipper instead!
Are you afraid to sew clothes with zippers? Do you read the back of a pattern and see the word 'zipper' so you put it down? Well I just finished watching the perfect free Craftsy class for you... Mastering Zipper Techniques with Sunni Standing!
Sunni Standing is such an adorable teacher. I already read her blog regularly and couldn't wait to 'get to know her better' by watching her class. I'm such a nerd, I know. Watching Craftsy classes makes me feel like I've made new friends. I'll be an even bigger nerd if I ever meet her because of course she won't know me at all.
Moving on... The free Mastering Zipper Techniques class includes video lessons showing how to sew slot seam (centered) zippers, lapped zippers, and invisible zippers (with or without a garment lining).
Did you know that you should reinforce zipper openings with interfacing? I learned that from Sunni. I actually watched her do it several times... so easy. I'm going to try it the next time I put in a zipper. I will probably even try a lapped zipper, something I haven't done in years!
One thing she didn't have to change my mind about was sewing invisible zippers. I already choose them for all my garment sewing. She did convince me to look into finding an invisible zipper foot that fits my Juki (it didn't come with one) so I can make sewing invisible zippers even easier.
So... pant, skirt, dress and blouse zippers here I come! I have renewed confidence that you will always look beautiful wherever I put you.
If you don't feel as confident as I do about putting in zipper then you better get Sunni's help. She's waiting for you to join you in Mastering Zipper Techniques.