I haven’t ever attempted to put a zipper in a sweater, partly because I’ve been a bit intimidated by the whole idea.

But I came across this tutorial that uses blocking wires to stabilize the edges of the sweater as you sew in the zipper – looks like a great idea!

Maybe I’ll give it a try one of these days.

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11 Responses to Zippers!

  1. redsilvia says:

    Honestly that looks much harder than just decently basting the thing in. BUT if it will work for you, go for it. You can put in a zipper, you’ve got mad skills. Put that on your list of things to do.

  2. Carrie#K says:

    I’m not even clicking that link. I’m with redsilvia. Baste it in.

    What? You have not put in a zipper? You must. No, you first. Srsly. I insist.

  3. Monica says:

    Seriously, if I can manage to do it, anyone can – especially someone with your skill set! I agree with basting it in.

  4. Kym says:

    Yep. Forget the blocking wires and baste it in! You’ll be just fine.

  5. Susan says:

    That is a great tutorial. I always shy away from patterns with zippers but after reading through the tutorial I think I might be able to do it.
    But, I don’t think I will let the cat help 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!

  6. zeneedle says:

    Maybe it’s a good idea, but I just don’t like the look of zippers. I’ve had success just basting it in place. I also like to put ribbon over the zipper to hide it from view.

  7. Cookie says:

    Socks don’t need zippers. ;^)

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