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?