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Beginner’s Guide to Sewing (Ep 12): Zippers & Buttons

written by Sarah

Welcome back to the Beginner’s Guide to Sewing! If zippers give you the shivers, then you’ve come to the right place. In Part 1, we go over the anatomy of a zipper, the different kinds, and how to insert a Standard Closed End Zipper, Invisible Zipper, and Exposed Zipper.

There is a ton of information (like always), so we broke this video into 2 parts. In part 2 (release next week), you’ll learn all about buttons, snaps, grommets, and velcro.

Remember, there is more than one method for installing zippers. These are the ones that work the most for me. If you have any of your own zipper tips and tricks, leave them in the comment section below- we love to hear from you!

Feel Free to use this video as a reference and browse to the section you need. Follow this index:
02:05 Closed End Standard Zipper
06:33 Invisible Zipper
13:15 Exposed Zipper

For more information, watch these videos:
Zipper Foot: https://bit.ly/1ubuFbe
Invisible Zipper Foot: https://bit.ly/1lofjjL

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8 comments

Aleia Hutcherson August 4, 2016 at 1:44 pm

Thank you very much for your great instructions – especially the invisible zipper challenge!

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Ellen August 4, 2016 at 4:54 pm

You’re welcome Aleia! If you ever have any questions, we’re more than happy to help.

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Eleanor March 6, 2015 at 12:10 am

Thank you you were precious. I am a young 73 yr old and retired and learning to sew again. I am having a fun time laughing at myself. So many things are so often forgotten but easily replaced

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Jeannette February 23, 2015 at 2:54 pm

Great instructions again!

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Carrie Cunningham February 6, 2015 at 3:37 pm

Nicely done, Sarah! 🙂

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Sarah February 6, 2015 at 8:12 pm

Thank you, Carrie!

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wanda January 28, 2015 at 11:49 pm

You are a genius. I have tried variations of this method, but you have simplified it and made it so much easier and i did my first zipper thanks to you.

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Sarah January 29, 2015 at 8:13 am

Congratulations! It’s a wonderful feeling successfully installing a zipper. And thank you for your kind words! !!

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