When you learn how to install a zipper, it opens up lots of new project options. And when you sew a zipper pouch, you’ll want to sew many more. Or at least I did!
I’m teaching a workshop at TechShop Chandler on June 1 so more people can learn to sew this versatile project. Students will learn many essential skills in this class that they’ll be able to apply to their own projects.
- learn how to choose a needle and thread for your fabric so when you do a project on your own you have a better idea of where to start
- learn how to assemble the pieces of a lining so that you can apply those principles to a future project
- press seams, a key step to a high quality final project
- apply interfacing to stabilize or thicken a fabric in order to give you the final results you want
- learn how to install a zipper, opening up more opportunities for your projects to fit a shape better or hold things without the risk of them falling out like with a button closure
- sew straight and even seams so that the final project looks nice and clean
- sew stitching lines that are meant to be visible from the exterior of the project (topstitching), which can be decorative or functional, as with holding down the fabric so it doesn’t get caught in the zipper
Class is Wednesday, June 1, at 6:00 p.m. at TechShop Chandler. Sewing machines and materials are provided. All you need to do is register and show up! You can visit the Simple Zipper Pouch class registration page for more information or to sign up.