Sewing Tip: No More Scratchy Zipper Ends -- Even an uncut zipper can irritate your skin. You can wrap the zipper end in a fabric tab to add a nice finishing touch and make your garments more enjoyable to wear. -September Issue 174 - Page / zip - astuces
Zippered Clutch Tutorial - PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS - Over this winter break I decided I wanted to try writing a tutorial. This tutorial has definitely been done before, but I hope my version will help ma
Handbags & Wallets - Learn how to shorten a zipper and then sew fabric tabs to each end of the zipper to give it some more color and style. And you wont believe how easy it is! - How should we combine handbags and wallets?
Couching is simply sewing a heavy thread in place with a finer thread. Its a retro technique, too, that was originally done by hand, but it works beautifully by machine as well. I use a zigzag stitch to secure the heavy thread in place.
Perfect for neatening the end of the zipper on a zipper bag or pouch. If your bag zippers dip in at the end, then you NEED this tutorial. Learn how to reduce a zipper and the anatomy of a nylon zipper on The Sewing Loft