An invisible zipper adds a nice finish to fancier sewing projects, as it just looks like a regular seam. This how-to video demonstrates sewing in an invisible zipper to a garment. The process is much easier if you have a specialty zipper foot for the sewing machine. Watch this ...more
Invisible Zipper Sewing
This video sewing tutorial gives a clear and complete demonstration of how to correctly sew an invisible zipper. Included are tips and materials needed. Learn how to sew with the help of this instructional video and OTIS College of Art and Design.
In this clip, you will learn everything you need to know about zippers. Check out this tutorial for info on how to sew in zippers to your projects and make them look more polished and be more functional. This video will explain the zipper anatomy, zipper feet and will show you ...more
Having zippers on your clothes can be much better than having buttons or anything else. They're sturdy and can close up any gap with one swipe. If you plan on making your own clothes from scratch, it's important to know how to sew zippers onto your clothing. This helpful tuto ...more
In this video series, our expert will teach you how to sew a zipper. If you've ever thrown away a piece of clothing because of a broken zipper, this is the video for you to watch. Get step-by-step instructions for sewing three different kinds of zippers, including an invisible ...more
The challenge of creating garments with unconventional materials has become an all too familiar gimmick for most first year students at fashion schools. The end result is more often than not a catwalk of garbage bags, zip ties, plastic bottles and cans, assembled into a menage ...more
These are some easy-to-follow directions on a sewing technique fore sewing lapped zippers on garments and clothing. You'll use a basting stitch to close the zipper seam from the hip to the waist, then you'll serge the center back seam edges separately. To see the rest of the s ...more
If you already know how to sew a lapped zipper, than it's time to move onto the centered zipper, and that's exactly what you'll learn in this sewing tutorial. There's easy-to-follow directions for sewing lapped zippers using a basic sewing machine. If you don't have a sewing m ...more
First of all you need some basic tools like sewing machine, scissors, pins, ruler, measuring tape and thread. You also need a printed knit of size 1.5 yard or 1.4 meters ad a separating zipper of size 18 inches or 46 cm. First you have to start by making the straps and bodice. ...more
Check out this video to learn how to make a zipper bolero with an old t-shirt. It's a bit of a complicated project, but you'll get it after watching this video. Make sure you have a sewing machine! These awesome tips are from threadbanger.
A zipper may look intimidating, but it's really not. This tutorial shows you an easy and quick way to sew a zipper. You will need a zipper, straight pins, matching thread, scissors, your sewing project and a special zipper foot for your sewing machine.
Start with two rectangles of fabric, both the same size. You will also need a short zipper and a few basic sewing supplies (pins and a sewing machine). Then just follow along with this video to make your own zippered change purse!
Want to attach a zipper to your sewing project? Get tips for sewing on zippers in this free craft video series from a professional clothing designer. Part 1 of 15 - How to Sew zippers. Sew zippers - Part 2 of 15. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Sew zippe ...more
This video sewing tutorial shows a clear and complete demonstration of how to correctly sew a railroad zipper. Included are tips and materials needed. Watch and learn with the help of the Fashion Design department at OTIS College of Art and Design.
This how to video is a good general reference for anyone making their own pants, trousers, or jeans; basically any article of clothing with a fly front. The example uses a Suitability pants pattern, and can also be used to substitute a button fly. Watch and learn how to sew on ...more
This video sewing tutorial shows a clear and complete demonstration of how to correctly sew a lap zipper. Included are tips and materials needed. Watch and learn how to attach a lap zipper with the help of the Fashion Design department at OTIS College of Art and Design.
This video shows how to make a bus pass holder, coin purse, or belt pouch. Nicole Tirona of Its Your Life demonstrates building this useful pouch. The pouch features a zippered closure, a clear window and no seam in the bottom. You will need vinyl, zipper, clear plastic that y ...more
ThreadBanger pays homage to the movie "Fame" by showing us how to make the perfect "80's-tastic" duffel bag out of old umbrellas. With this thrifty idea, you will need a few umbrellas (broken is fine), scissors, a square pattern, a sewing machine, a zipper, and anything handy ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to install a zipper into your knit. The first way you can do this is to take it to a tailor and they will do it for around $15. To do this by hand, grab your piece that needs a zipper and then steam the edges. After this, take a sewing needle and ...more
Thread Banger and their friends at Ruffeo Hearts Lil Snotty show us how to transform our old backpack into a now hip (yes, they're hip again) fanny pack in just under two hours. With a disposable backpack, pattern weights, marking chalk, a zipper, seam ripper, scissors, a buck ...more
Turn some old sewing basket leftovers into some fun and crafty creations! This tutorial shows you how to turn an old zipper into a trendy little flower. All you need, besides the zipper, is some needle and thread and some felt or heavy fabric to use as the base.
When the patchwork side of a quilt is done, it's time to attach the backing. This how-to video demonstrates the process of machine-sewing the backing onto the quilt, specifically with a zipper for ease of replacement. Watch this video quilting tutorial and learn how to load an ...more
This is how to miter sew two strips of fabric together for an almost invisible seam. This short instructional video shows how to keep your sewing table neat, and your miter seams precise. Don't forget to iron the seam flat before moving on to make sure your design looks right.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to attach a giant slider to a zipper chain. This task is very simple and fast to do. This zipper is for large materials that can not be enclosed with the regular sized zipper. The slider is removable and able to reattach to the zipper ...more
This video shows how to make a simple and stylish belt out of three zippers, a square of wool, and a glue gun. For those who are not skilled at sewing, there is no sewing required in the making of this belt. Taking the hot glue gun, place glue lengthwise along the back of the ...more
In this video series, learn how to make a zipper backpack. Our expert, Karen Weisman, shows you the step-by-step instructions to make this sewing project. Learn the materials you need. Part 1 of 24 - How to Sew a zipper backpack. Sew a zipper backpack - Part 2 of 24. Click thr ...more
Small containers are useful for many things. They're good for storing snacks if you have children, as well as holding coins or odds and ends. But those regular store-bought containers are lame—who wants to keep their stuff in a Tupperware dish or old butter container? If you' ...more
You know Moana's a rock-solid pick for Halloween this year. The question is, how far will you go to become Moana? Are you going to just slap on a cream skirt and a red bandeau? Or do you want to go all out and end up with the finished product like YouTuber Gladzy Kei did? Alre ...more
The video for Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" got its fair share of attention due to the three topless models who star in it. In the second version, they're covered up, but just barely. Both the song lyrics and the lack of clothing sparked plenty of debate, controversy and even ...more
This is a great project for beginners - sew your own knife edge pillow with a zipper. If you can, use a rotary cutter instead of scissors to get better, cleaner lines for your project. Also get a sturdy zipper.
Zipper packages come with instructions, but without a visual guide they can be a challenge to attach. Learn how to sew a zipper by watching this video crafting tutorial.
Thread Heads travel to a craft fair and learn how to sew a zipper on to your homemade clothing.
Plain hoodies are among the most versatile pieces of clothing you can own. But while they're comfortable and chic, plain hoodies can also look a little dull, especially if all you're wearing is sweats or blue jeans with them. Spice up your hoodie and your overall look at the ...more
Tie loose ends together - in the literal and original sense sense of the phrase - by sewing together the ends and/or hems of your knitting projects like a pro. Whether you're fusing together two pieces of wool-knitted cloth to form the back of a beautiful winter sweater or jus ...more
Tired of carrying that purse around while you are trying to have a conversation or dance the night away? How about a cute little handbag to swing around while you maintain your social life. In this video, you'll learn how to make a silk chiffon handbag inspired by a BluGirl h ...more
Vicky Taylor from The Crafts Channel teaches us how to transform an old pair of jeans to a trendy denim mini skirt. Get a pair of denim jeans and cut the front side from the end of the zipper downwards to the crotch. Do the same at the back making sure that it is at the same l ...more
This video tutorial in Arts & Crafts category will show you how to make a homemade hoodie out of an old t-shirt. Katia is presenting this video. First you cut out a T-shirt shape out of an old newspaper. You can do it freehand also. For the front piece, take the neckline down ...more
In this video we learn how to make a zipper purse or mini fanny pack for your belt. First, fold a bandanna in half and cut out a rectangle. Then, cut a rectangle out for the belt loop too. Next, take one of the bigger rectangles and cut it about 1.5 inches from the top. Then, ...more
Watch this instructional knitting video to attach a single crocheted half circle ear flap to a single crocheted baby beanie. Use a tapestry needle to thread some yarn. This same process can be applied to adult caps and hats. Just use a larger needle and thicker yarn. It's easy ...more
If you have old clothing that is going to be thrown away, check it thoroughly to see what you can recycle. Save the buttons. They work well for eyes or decorations on your crochet projects. Pockets and zippers may come in handy as an embellishment. Some clothing may have uni ...more
In this three-part sewing tutorial, learn how to make a pair of pants that fit like a glove! In the first video, you will learn to take measurements and calculate measurements to plan out your pattern. In the second video, learn how to draw the pant pattern based on your measu ...more
This is a great home decor tip that will definitely save on your budget. You can use discontinued designer fabrics for this. Cut your swatches into strips and then sew to match your pillow. Then just add a sturdy zipper and you're done!
Learn how to sew loops onto jackets so you can close zippers if you have weak hand grip strength.
We all know we should dress for our body type, and that there are different cuts and fits of clothing specifically tailored to enhance our shapes, but there exists one universally flattering piece of clothing out there that we believe flatters all: the pencil skirt. When purc ...more
In this video, we learn how to add a zipper to a latex garment. First, apply glue to the zipper, using an ammonia based adhesive in one coat. Next, take a small paint brush from any store and apply a thin layer of adhesive to the zipper. The top will take about 45 minutes to d ...more
Being a male, I may be the only one among my gender stating this, but I'm sick of girls using Halloween as an excuse to dress scantily. Why can't more girls skip the playboy bunny costume and get this gnarly? Below, ten badass Halloween looks executed by girls only... 1. The ...more
Pants too long or too short? Skip the cost of a tailor – hemming your own pants is "sew" easy. You Will Need * A pair of pants * Scissors or a seam ripper * Shoes * A friend * Pins * An ironing board * Measuring tape * An iron * Thread * A needle * A dry or damp cloth (optiona ...more
One of ThreadBanger's forum members, EmilyPeace reveals a great way to recycle your Bath Poufs into a cute dress! What's a bath pouf, you ask? You know those poofy thingys that act as your wash cloth or sponge in the bathtub or shower? Those things. You'll need some spare fabr ...more
Do you have a fashion emergency? Are you out and about and your zipper just gave in? If you have a skirt that is falling apart as you wear it, or are camping and need to fix a sleeping bag at the last minute, check out this tutorial. In it, you will learn how to repair zippers ...more
Need a camera stabilizer, but don't have the cash? With an old pair of jeans, a bag of lentils, and an hour or two of your time, you can DIY one for cheap (or free)! This tutorial by Jeff Meyer on Digital Camera World uses a sewing machine, but if you don't have one, or don't ...more
When you have a lot of equipment, dragging it everywhere with you can be a pain, especially when the weather's bad. Sure, you can put it in a camera bag, but a lot of them don't protect your stuff from water, and waterproof cases can get expensive. Rather than buying a case, ...more
Halloween night for most people with kids means tons of candy. That translates into tons of trash from candy wrappers. But even though you probably wouldn't think it, there's no shortage of alternative uses for those wrappers, from clothing and accessories to home decor. This ...more
Whether you choose to hang an authentic or artificial pine Christmas wreath on your door, or an entirely different type, like ones made of paper waste or even food, chances are you've spent a year or two struggling with how to keep your decor hanging. With one easy to apply, q ...more