Zipper Tutorials

I didn't have any real formal sewing training. I took classes in high school and had an awful teacher who taught us pretty much nothing. Most of my education came from Burda Style magazine and other seamstresses who, unlike me, knew what they were doing. It's so much easier now with plenty of tutorials available with a click of a mouse. I've decided to do an ongoing series, Tricks of the Trade, where I will share tips, tricks, and techniques that make sewing more enjoyable. I will post my own tips, compile roundups and perhaps have guests sharing.
My first post of the series is a zipper tutorial roundup. I don't know about you, but I have a hate/love relationship with zippers. I love how they can make s garment look professionally made and neat. They are (usually) quick to install. But on the other hand, nothing screams more 'handmade' than a poorly installed zipper. So this is a compilation of zipper tutorials that are, in my opinion, well written and easy to follow.  Enjoy!

Guide for zippers at Sew Mama Sew
Basic zipper installation at Make It & Love It
Exposed zipper method #1 at Threads Magazine
Exposed zipper method #2 at Burda Style
Invisible zipper tutorial at
Invisible zipper with facing at
Invisible zipper, a video at
Invisible zipper application with a standard zipper foot at Serger Pepper
Zippered pocket tutorial at Sew Mama Sew
Lapped zipper at


  1. Thank you Olga for the mention <3
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  2. Thanks for the list of zipper tutes.
    Your sewing background sounds the same as mine! I have sewing friend/mentor who is an accomplished designer as she just did a series
    on zippers in case your are interested:

  3. Time to combat my fear of zippers! Thank you :)

  4. Thank you! I will surely run through them all'

  5. This is so great! I don't have any formal training either and I love reading about different techniques and trying them out!

  6. I will wait for more post about this series. Personally I love zippers, hate buttons and snaps are my friends, sometimes. I learned looking my mom and she learned with Burda Style. ;)

  7. I have a love hate relationship with zippers too! This is a great roundup for whenever I need to brush up on something!


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