Skip to main content

how to install a central zipper

Hello friends, today I come with an easy tutorial that is ideal for beginners and I hope you find interesting. we are going to install a central zipper and maybe it sounds ridiculous a central zipper? but obvious all zipper are centered! well, no all of them, fashion has come a long way and now you find zippers even in your pockets, we have so many kind of zippers, the invisible zipper, the separable zipper and yes those are their names, pants zippers and we also have the zippers that now everyone can see.  so let's do the the centered zipper in this top that you guys are going to find in the outfits tab of this blog.

STEPS 

  • I have decided to place like most people my zipper in the center back of my top, I have left two purple lines that I made with my washable marker, so you guys can see.  Those lines are my seam allowance where i am going to place my zipper, they are 1/2" seam allowance.
  • Now we are going to put the center back with center back right or self fabric together. So we can sew a long straight stitch of 4.5 
  • we need this length because we are going to remove this seam later. 



  •  Now that we have that seam, we need to open it like I show you in the first picture above to the left, it will be ideal if you iron it, so you dont get gaps.
  • place the zipper with the teeth down facing the fabric like a show you in the picture above at the bottom right, you need to place the teeth of the zipper in the middle of that seam. 
  • pin all your zipper in both sides so it doesnt move.  dont worry we are almost done!


  • Now that you have everything pinned, you need to turn around the garment and star sewing with a straight stitch of 3 or 3.5  on the side of the zipper. try not to cover the teeth of the zipper so it can slide down and up with not problem.  like in the picture above left side, I show you my seams on each side of the center back. 
  • Now the last thing you need to do is to take of the long straight stitch we did on those purple lines and you are done!
This is my top with the centered zipper finished, you can barely know it is there. I only have to finished some little details in underarms and the neck line of my top and you will be able to see it in the outfits tab of my blog.  this tutorial is ideal for beginners, go ahead do it afraid, we all have been there, I have my own story when I first started sewing but I will tell you about that in another moment.

Note: this top have been designed by Julie Harris.

I hope you guys find my tutorial interesting, if you like the blog subscribe with your email and don't miss any of my posts. God Bless you!



Comments

Popular posts from this blog

The Jessica Dress

Pattern by Mimi G
Dear friends, here I am today with a cute dress and new favorite pattern from Mimi G Style.  A few months ago she gave this pattern for free and I jumped in and got mine, It was a downloadable file, you can print it at home or at a store.  It runs by letter sizes like S, M, L etc.  I cut the size M and even thou the pattern call for only 0.3 mm I had to sew a lot more than that to fit me.  I love this pattern, I am ready to make it much more of what I thought at the beginning, it is easy, simple and elegant; you can make the skirt in many different lengths of  your preference and me personally, I feel the dress can be used all year, spring, summer and fall.  You can add a simple Torero or a long sleeve shirt under the dress and you will be warm if needed.  Here is the mine!





DETAILSPATTERN: The Jessica Dress by Mimi G Style
FABRIC: It is a wonderful poplin ( I love it)
STORE: fabric.com
NOTES: I want you guys to know, just in case any of you love the fabric as much as I …

Summer Outfit!

Beach Time

Hello dear friends, today with my last post for summer outfits, at least in my plans.  However, sewing summer outfits is something I do during the whole year because I am always waiting for cute patterns and wonderful inspirations to sew more beach outfits.  And yes! at the end that is what it matters to me, hot weather and beach;  It might has to do a lot because I am a tropical bird. I was born in a warm city with tropical weather in Colombia.
So for this last summer project I have made the pattern M7756 from McCall pattern company; it is portrayed as a not bra outfit, so it might not be convenient for  every body's taste. however in Colombia there is a saying that in English it does not rhyme: " the fashion trends are not uncomfortable" aka " la moda no incomoda".  anyways, it is not really true, walking the streets of Colombia you can find lots of people that could use fashion etiquette for certain body types.
here it is my outfit: 



 Outfit Detai…