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Sewing for Beginners: How to Sew a Centered Zipper

Hey Everyone,  I’m back from teaching at Stitches Texas.  It was a really fun time… If you’ve never attended a Stitches Event, consider next year.  There’s something for everyone… Knitters, Crochet, Fiber Arts and Sewing!   I’m a want-to-be knitter and I was super excited to hang out with Lorilee Beltman.  She was one of the knitting teachers at Stitches Texas and she teaches on Craftsy…. Yes, I’m taking her Continental Knitting Class and I love it!!

The students I had in my sewing classes came with a variety of sewing backgrounds.  Some were experienced and others didn’t even own a sewing machine…  It was very cool.    My student in the Skirt Drafting Class did such an amazing job on her skirt sloper.   After taking measurements, we used them to draft a pattern customized to fit her. 

Then we sewed a fit muslin.   It fit perfectly 🙂 

We had time in class to draft a custom waistband and complete the pattern so she could go home and sew her first skirt.  One of the questions she had was how to sew a zipper.  We talked about a variety of zipper techniques.  Because this is her first skirt, we decided that a Centered Zipper would be the easiest one to do.  I told her I would do a video on my YouTube Channel for her.

It’s my favorite thing to see students who have little or no sewing experience catch the bug!  I decided that I’m going to start a new series of tutorials for beginner sewers.   If you have something that you would like to know how to do, please post a comment and I’ll add it to my list!  Here’s the first video in this new series:  How to Sew a Centered Zipper.  Please let me know if you have questions!