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Lapped Zipper

Lapped Zipper

This lesson will teach you how to sew a lapped zipper using a left and right-side zipper foot.  A lapped zipper is most often used on dresses and on pants and skirts that have a waistband.

Module Description Step
1 Lesson Prep 1-3
2 Lapped Zipper Prep 1-3
3 Lapped Zipper Setting – Right Side 1-5
4 Lapped Zipper Setting – Lap Side 1-5
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MODULE 1 • Lesson Prep

Step Description
1 To begin, prepare two pieces of fabric, measuring 6” (15.2cm) wide cut in the width grain by 12” (30.5cm) long cut in the length grain of the fabric. The edges have been pinked, to prevent the fabric from unraveling.
2 Identify the right side of the fabric. Then using your tailor’s chalk, mark an X on the wrong sides of both fabric pieces.
3 Also, on the wrong sides of the fabric pieces, measure and draw a line for ¾” (1.9cm) seam allowance. On one piece from the left length edge, and on the other piece from the right length edge. These are the stitching guidelines for the zipper placement.


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