Today’s bite of sewing goodness comes in the form of a little lesson on what some of us consider the scary side of sewing life… Zipper insertion! No running and hiding. Give it a go. You just might earn an apple for your efforts.
Using the Concealed Zipper foot
by Liz Thompson
Zippers can be like free motion quilting….they seem to strike fear into us! But like everything else……when you know how and have mastered the skill, you will wonder what was so scary about the thought of inserting an invisible zipper.
I made this skirt in a linen fabric with an ethnic/African print. I also made a lovely mustard coloured knit top to wear with it…but that is for another day. I obviously wanted the zipper to blend in and not be seen. See below.
The JANOME CONCEALED OR INVISIBLE ZIPPER FOOT Z makes the task of inserting the zipper SO much easier.
Tip#1: carefully press the coils on the invisible zipper open a little to make the sewing close to the coils much easier. Do take care as the zipper is nylon and could melt if the iron is too hot. You need to be careful you don’t burn your fingers either! Those silicone finger sheaths are a big help.
The concealed zipper foot has 2 grooves underneath. The coil is held open by the foot to make the sewing easy.
- Concealed zipper foot Z for 9mm machine models – Part# 859815002
- Concealed zipper foot Z for 7mm machine models – Part #
- There is also one for front loading Janome models – Part#941800000
- And one for the 1600P straight stitch machine – part #767410016