Online Sewing Class: Blueprints to Blue Jeans
SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login

Tips & Techniques > Fly-Front Zipper Topstitching Guide

Viewed 5747 times
Posted by: PixieCat
photo
Friend of PR

 
 
About PixieCat star
OH USA
Member since: 5/5/04
Reviews: 66 (tips: 5)
Skill level:Intermediate
Favored by: 10 people
more...
Report a problem with this review
Posted on: 2/26/05 6:31 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 2 people   Very Helpful by 6 people   
Featured in the PR book!
Fly-fronts are intimidating to me because of the topstitching. I just finished a pair of Palmer-Pletsch pants and the instructions had 3 different techniques for marking the topstitching. While reading my March 05 issue of Sew News I discovered a fourth technique.

The package of a basic Coats and Clark zipper has a curved flap on the back which can serve as a fly-front zipper guide. Just position it in place (using double-sided tape if necessary) and stitch next to the cardboard.

This use isn't mentioned anywhere on the package. And to think I've just been throwing those away then struggling with the topstitching.

<< Previous    Next >>

Add Tip/Technique    Read All Tip/Techniques


3 Comments
Login to Add a Comment    
Danvillegirl said... (2/27/05 8:09 AM) Reply
Ditto to SewingSusan comments.
SewingSusan said... (2/27/05 7:42 AM) Reply
I saw this in that issue, too. I'd been throwing them out not realizing that's what it was either!
Mary Stiefer said... (2/26/05 6:41 PM) Reply
I love this idea.
 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
Altering Pants
Altering Pants

Class Details

Online Class
Fun with Fitting - PANTS
Fun with Fitting - PANTS

Class Details

J Stern Designs Ribbon Skirt Pattern

J Stern Designs Ribbon Skirt Pattern

Pattern Details
Christine Jonson Three Tees

Christine Jonson Three Tees

Pattern Details

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2016 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.