Friday, 19 April 2013

Friday Finds ~ Zip-A-De-Doo-Dah

When it comes to sewing, the thing that never fails to fill me with dread, is the insertion of a zip. I chose the Washi Dress pattern, to ease me back into dressmaking, mainly because it doesn’t have one. However, the A line skirt, which is next on my list, does. Time to get over the fear.

I searched the internet for tutorials and found there are many ways to put in a zip. The first time I did it, was in the back of this dress, and I don’t remember much about it now. I think my Mum’s old Singer only had one foot and it didn’t look like the one above, but somehow I managed. All without the aid of Youtube!

During my recent research, I found lots of different methods for adding zips, all with excellent tutorials, on many sewing blogs. Then I found Sunni’s blog, where she covered all the types I would be likely to need, in one place. Better yet, Sunni has put together an online class, sharing all her techniques, and it’s free.

Craftsy have a wide range of classes on offer and there are several free ones available, including Sewing Machine 911, which I’ve mentioned before, and two Bag making Basics courses. Well worth a look. Have a lovely weekend.

PS Have you got that song in your head too?

7 comments:

Sian said...

I'm going to be humming that all afternoon, now :)

Yes, putting in a zip strikes fear here too..I'd do almost anything to avoid it!

Sew Scrumptious said...

I am scared of zips so will be off to have as look at the blog you mentioned! x

My simple life said...

cant wait to see the finished project :)

Sandra said...

As always, you have the best links ... Thank you x

Jo said...

Great links there. Can't wait to see what you make x

Lisa-Jane said...

I wish it were really plenty of sunshine heading my way! I think yesterday was it! Great link thank you!

alexa said...

Tht is a brilliant resource and thank you - I am hopeless on zips!