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Posted on: 8/6/09 7:25 AM
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If like me, you prefer the look of a lapped zipper to a centred one then you might find this tip helpful.

When cutting out your fabric, add a bit extra to the seam allowance on the seam that the zipper is going to be inserted into.
I usually add 0.5 cm making the seam allowance 2cm in total (this would be about 1/8inch or a 3/4inch total seam allowance in imperial).

This gives you a bit of extra fabric to play with and is especially helpful if you have a thick or bulky fabric.

I also apply iron on fusing to the zipper area, usually just a bit wider than the seam allowance and length of zip which stops the fabric distorting.

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MaddyGranMa said... (8/8/09 10:18 AM) Reply
Great tip, especially the part about the interfacing. Boy, it seems like interfacing is our friend these days and is useful for so many things!
Maripat said... (8/7/09 12:37 PM) Reply
I just finished making a lapped zipper in a garment in which the client broke the invisible zipper. Since the fabric was fraying, I had to add a lining fabric to stabilize it and allow for the extra I needed to make the lapped style work. It was a dream to put the zipper in with such a wide seam allowance. Great tip for original construction too!
MissFit said... (8/6/09 12:05 PM) Reply
I really like the ides of the interfacing! I will have to try that.
 
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