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invisible zipper, baste with contrast thread (Tip/Technique)
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Posted on: 10/13/10 11:43 AM
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When I put an invisible zipper into a garment, i like to first machine baste the zipper - both sides, using a thread in the needle that is a slight contrast to both the zipper and garment. Then I check the look of the zipper on the outside - make sure it is just right. The contrast color thread makes it much easier to remove or pick out if necessary, particularly on dark colors. Then when I do the final stitching I use the matching thread - going just inside the basting thread.

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Jane Jane said...
Oh ... such a smart idea! I am eager to try it soon.
10/14/10 2:13 AM
janet said...
Thank you for this great tip!
10/14/10 11:38 AM
janet said...
Thank you for this great tip!
10/14/10 11:38 AM
Scheryka said...
I wish there was an extremely helpful button. I would have chosen that one. Thank you!
10/18/10 8:51 AM

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