Learning to Sew Part 5: How to Sew a Zipper

Item # X-HT-200623

Welcome to the Learning to Sew Series! We invite you to sew through this 7-part video series with us and learn some basic sewing techniques. Made with the beginner in mind, these videos will walk you through all the fundamentals from how to set up your machine to sewing basic stitches. At the end, we’ll put all the skills together and sew a pillow with a zipper!

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We’re back at it with the fifth lesson in the Learning to Sew Series and it’s a good one! Now that you’ve mastered setting up your machine, stitching, and sewing seams and hems, we know that you’re ready to tackle today’s lesson: zippers. Zippers can seem intimidating to many beginning sewers, but we’re here today to tell you that they don’t have to be!

In this video you will learn how to create a simple zipper plaque. This zipper installation method is perfect for cushions, pillows and a variety of other applications. Let’s get started!

This is just one method for installing zippers and, as Eric mentioned, there are other methods that you can use for different types of projects. If you’d like to learn more about zippers, check out our Sewing Zippers Video Series, which starts with Sewing Zippers 101 (200512XHT).

When you're ready, move along to Part 6 of the Learning to Sew Series (200622XHT) where we learn how to take projects up a notch with decorative piping. Don't miss it!