Sewing an Invisible Zipper video tutorial

I know that I have readers of all levels of sewing ability visiting the site.  From those who are just starting out, or are interesting in learning, to those readers with decades of sewing experience and an expert level of sewing ability.  And everyone in between. So today I'd like to share a skill I am finally getting to grips with.  Some of you will already have sewn hundreds of these and for some, it might be your first time.  So draw up a chair and follow through as I show you my sewing an invisible zipper video tutorial.

How to sew the perfect invisible zipper - a video tutorial.

Sew an Invisible Zipper – a video tutorial

One of the sewing techniques that took me a while to master was sewing an invisible zipper.  However hard I tried to work it out, more often that not I would end up putting either one or even both sides in the wrong way.  But now that I have this mastered, the invisible zipper has become one of my favorite techniques because it is so easy to do, yet provides such a high level of finish.

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If you prefer a photo tutorial, you can find a written step by step with photos as part of the beginners Sew A Skirt series.  Now you have the zipper sorted, you might want to follow along the tutorial series and sew a custom fit lined skirt.

How to Sew A Skirt. Beginners tutorial series covers fabric, patterns, cutting out, darts, zipper, lining, hems and more. You can totally learn to sew from this set of tutorials - from So Sew Easy.

Thanks for watching, I hope you found this useful and picked up some tips, and won't keep sewing in your zippers the wrong way round like I did!


Do you have any other simple techniques you would like to see on video?  Anything you are looking to learn or improve on? I often find it easier to see and learn this way than photos.  If it's something I am competent at doing, I'd be happy to record a video.  Leave me a comment below –>

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6 Responses to Sewing an Invisible Zipper video tutorial

  1. Marvelous Mommy says:

    This is perfect for me! I’m a newbie to sewing and zippers are terrifying! Thanks for the great tutorial! You were featured today from the Create Link Inspire party!

  2. Suzanne Kirk says:

    So I guess you need an actual invisible zipper? Not just any old zipper? I am trying to make the zipper I have as invisible as possible in my pillow case, but I also don’t have a special foot, just a regular zipper foot.

    • Deby Coles says:

      Hi Suzanne. For this tutorial, it really does need the special type of zipper where the teeth are on the back instead of the front. Then when they close, its just a flat finish on the outside, the two seams come in close together and the zip can’t be seen. You can’t get this effect with a regular zip that has the teeth visible on the front, only with the special invisible zip. But you can still get a good finish with a regular zip foot too – the invisible zipper fot is just a bonus, a regular one will butt up along the side of the teeth and work just great too.

  3. Very good tuturial! I have been sewing zippers for years but getting them in very neat is a craftsmanship.

  4. Jane S. says:

    Great tutorial! I tend to avoid zippers because I make a mess of them, but with this tutorial by my side I believe that I can successfully insert one. 🙂

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