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How to Sew A Lapped Zipper (4)

How to Sew A Lapped Zipper

How to Sew A Lapped Zipper is a type of zipper application in which one side overlaps the zipper. The zipper is positioned so that it hides under this overlap. The zipper is harder to see from the overlap side of the zipper and easier to see on the side without the overlap. Instead of a centered zipper, for which the zipper is in the middle of the opening, a lapped zipper has one wide side that covers the zipper and one narrow side underneath. Lapped zippers are inserted after the seam below the...

How to Sew A Hand-Picked Zipper (1)

How to Sew A Hand-Picked Zipper

A hand-picked zipper is a type of zipper insertion sewn with hand-stitches. From the right side, you’ll see a series of tiny dots down either side of the zipper opening. This type of zipper insertion is surprisingly strong and makes it easy to replace the zipper if it breaks. ...

Centered zipper

How to Sew A Centered Zipper

A centered zipper is a type of zipper insertion in which the zipper teeth are centered between the fabric opening. In this type of zipper application, the fabric covers the zipper equally on both sides, meeting in the middle of the opening, and the stitching is visible on either side of the zipper opening. The zipper teeth may be visible as you move and the fabric layers pull apart, but when the garment is flat, the folded edges meet to completely cover the zipper. To insert a centered zipper, y...