Sometimes the hardest thing to try is zippers.
They are not hard in and of themselves. But beginning and intermediate sewists do tend to shy away from those little teethe as if they will bite. So far I have not hurt myself with zippers. Even though I have injured myself plenty of times sewing…
Zippers on squeeky sticking fabric can seem very difficult so here are a few tricks I use:
most people will tell you not to pin laminate. To use closepins or quilt clips or bulldog clips, etc.
but I do pin. Not very much and only on a seam line. that way my hole is just along the line of thread.
bubbling is always going to be an issue. Try really hard to press your seams whether with an iron or with a bone folder or the like. Eliminate unnecessary bulk by trimming seams. I use a hammer that I keep ONLY for sewing to flatten really heavy corners and such.
I hate my zipper foot. Well, I dislike my zipper foot. When it comes to laminates, it gets stuck… I should try the tape trick, but for now I have best results when using my standard walking foot and setting my stitch to the very left edge.
projects with small zippers…