Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Zipper Sewing DIY.

Dear readers! :) As I got to know, here a few readers who are interest in a tutorial for how to sew a zipper, so I decided to make a few illustrations to make clear how this works. :) Hopefully this will help you! :)



> Sew the fabric scraps onto the endings of the zipper. Each end of the zipper has to be between to layers of fabric and will thus be covered.

> Now iron the fabric scraps. The seam to attach them to the zipper is now hidden.

> Put the fabric right side up and pin the zipper face down onto it. Use a zipper foot for basting (therefore, use a straight stitch for sewing the zipper onto the fabric).

> Now you need to pin one piece of lining onto the front pieces (right sides together), the zipper is in between. Using a zipper foot, stitch the upper edges together. The dotted lines in the illustration indicate how it looks between the layers of fabric.

> The front piece of fabric is now turned inside out. Press the layers together and iron. Next, topstitch the upper edge of the front, attaching the fabric to the zipper.

> Do the same with the back and the back lining. After you are done with it, it should now look like on the illustration above.

> Now you only need to put the right sides of the outer fabric onto each other. Therefore, the zipper has to be open and you need to fold the pouch in half. Pin the sides and bottom edges together and stitch the two layers together. Don't forget to stitch back and forth over the zipper and on the ends in order to close your seam. Then use a zigzag stitch to sew the raw edges together.
Finally, do the same with the two layers of the lining. The lining's right sides have to face each other, then you can pin them together and sew the sides and the bottoms onto each other, leaving a small seam allowance. This time when sewing the layers onto each other, you need to leave out an opening so that you can turn the bag right side out after you've finished sewing. Later close that opening by hand, using a blind stitch.

In case you have any questions, just let me know, I hope this tutorial is useful for some of you! :)
Lu

6 comments:

  1. So eine süße Anleitung - vielen Dank dafür! Vielleicht probier ich das später gleich mal aus. Wenn, dann berichte ich natürlich.
    Liebe Grüße an dich, Katinka

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  2. awesome. thank you. i think my technique is a bit more complicated and i can never get the ends of the zipper to look nice. i will have to try this one with the scraps to cover the ends...

    das einzige, was ich nicht so ganz verstehe, ist das am schluss zusammen nähen - also punkt 7. ich lege immer aussen auf aussen und innen auf innen und nähe quasi einmal komplett rum (mit kleinem loch im futter zum drehen natürlich). wie du das machst, verstehe ich nicht so ganz... hmm.

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  3. Lieben Dank, Katinka! :) Hoffentlich hilft es Dir! :)

    Liebe Kim, so ging es mir vorher auch, bis ich diese Version gelernt hab. :) Mist, dass das Ende anscheinend doch zu wirr dagestellt / beschrieben ist, aber ich meine es so, wie Du es selbst geschrieben hast. :D

    Liebe Grüße Lu

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  4. Hey,

    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. I love your illustrations. Do you draw them yourself?

    missyellowshoes.blogspot.com

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  5. Hallo Lu,
    irgendwie versteh ich die Schritte 1+2 mit den kleinen Stückchen Stoff für die Enden des RV nicht.
    Wie rum müssen sie angenäht werden, dass man sie nachher so bügeln kann, dass man die Nähte nicht sieht? Ein Foto würde das vielleicht mehr verdeutlichen :)
    ***
    Ah, wenn man die Frage schreibt, wirds einem doch klarer. Zur Sicherheit:
    Man näht den Stoff mit der schönen (rechte) Seite zum RV (Oberseite) hin fest. Und dann klappt und bügelt man den Stoff nach außen hin um, so dass die schöne Seite nach oben zeigt??
    Liebe Grüße und schonmal danke!
    Denise

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  6. acerola cherry

    replicas de relogiosawesome. thank you. i think my technique is a bit more complicated and i can never get the ends of the zipper to look nice. i will have to try this one with the scraps to cover the ends

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