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How to Sew in a Zipper on Your Crochet Patterns

How to Sew in a ZipperYou don't need some expensive tailor to adjust your outfit or to sew on a zipper for you; you can do that all by yourself now. Sewing a zipper onto a crochet pattern is just as easy as sewing a zipper onto a sewn piece. Whether you're trying to add a zipper to a skirt, a jacket or a cute purse it's done all the same way. This guide on how to sew in a zipper will make you a pro in no time.
 

As you window shop for the latest trends and fashion statements you'll see the hottest skirts, jackets and purses that you'll want to get your hands on right away. Do you notice how many of them have zippers? Sometimes the best purses only have a button closure or snap closure, but in my personal opinion a zipper closure makes your items a bit more secure. Whether you buy an item or crochet one here's a great guide on how to sew on a zipper.
 

How to Sew in a Zipper on Your Crochet Patterns


After buying the type of zipper you want for your crochet pattern (there are a ton of fun colors to choose from) you'll want to lay your design on a flat surface, right side up. Open the zipper at the point that you want the zipper to be sewn onto; you'll want to pin it in your opening. You'll want to keep the zipper teeth just above the last crochet stitch so that your crochet design doesn't get caught in the zipper.
 

After you pin the zipper all the way around your piece you can either hand sew or machine sew it, whichever you feel most comfortable doing. Machine sewing a zipper onto a crochet pattern might make the piece more sturdy and reliable. You'll notice there will be a little excess part of the zipper, but that will easily sit within the pattern. Take a look at a store bought purse and see how the zipper sits for a better visual.
 

Learning how to add a zipper to your crochet pattern is quite easy. After you complete your first one you'll want to add a zipper to all your patterns.


Colorful Crochet ClutchMy favorite crochet pattern on the site that uses a zipper is the Colorful Crochet Clutch. Tamara gives a few different methods of how you can attach the zipper.

 

 

 

 


 

 

Do you know of an uncommon way to sew in a zipper?

 

 

 

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As a beginning sewer, I used to dread any pattern calling for a zipper. I would invariably get one side in perfectly, but the other side would be puckered somewhere, even when I basted it in first. The tips look very similar to how you would install a zipper on fabric. I dont know when Ill use this information, but I will bookmark it for future reference.

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