Exposed Separating Zipper - University of Fashion

Exposed Separating Zipper

Exposed Separating Zipper

Learn how to sew an exposed separating zipper using a left and right groove zipper foot. This zipper is used as a closure on coats and jackets and can even add a decorative touch to skirts and pants.

Module Description Step
1 Lesson Prep 1-3
2 Zipper Pinning 1-3
3 Zipper Setting – Left & Right Side 1-3
4 Topstitching Zipper – Left & Right Side 1-5
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MODULE 1 • Lesson Prep

Step Description
1 We have prepared a left and right jacket front cut out of wool flannel. The center front length is 14” (35.6cm) long and the center front facing has been interfaced with a 1 ¾” (4.5cm) wide piece of fusible interfacing to support the zipper stitching. The edges have been pinked to prevent them from raveling.   
2 On the right side of our jacket fronts, we have marked a white pencil dot, both top and bottom, to indicate the jacket’s center front, which for our jacket is 1 ¼” (3.2cm) away from the facing’s edge.
3 We also marked a white pencil line, 1/8” (3mm) away from the dot marks to indicate the zipper stitching line. This measurement is half the width of our #5, 12” (30.5cm) separating zipper coil.


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