Choosing a fastening and especially sewing zippers or wondering how to sew a zipper into a seam can be a little daunting. This is sometimes the cause of someone not attempting to learn to sew.
Zip fasteners are a very popular way of closing an opening whether it is to allow a cushion pad to be inserted or a person getting into an item of clothing. They are also used as decoration and can be visible.
**This is one way of getting the fastening into the seam. Another way is to continue the seam after backstitching at the first pin in the longest length or tacking stitch up to the second pin, backstitch and then stitch the rest of the seam in normal stitch length. The seam would be closed and would have to be unpicked at the end to expose the zip.**
**If the seam was stitched with tacking thread this would now be removed**
Zips can also be inserted when all the other seams of the cushion or cover are completed. The fastening is placed into the gap, pinned so the edges meet when zip is closed. Then with the zip open stitched into place on the right side of fabric.
Many shopping outlets such as Minerva Crafts have a large variety of zips.
All that is needed is practise sewing zippers to work out the best way for you.
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