In our ongoing series of posts about various JANOME FEET & ACCESSORIES, here is the next instalment: the concealed or invisible zipper foot.
It seems that the concept of sewing a zipper into a garment or other project strikes fear into the heart of many a sewist. And we have not even whispered the words: invisible zipper…… and the temptation to run for the hills gets stronger! You might think that I am too confident to identify with these fears……not so. I avoided inserting invisible zippers into garments for many years until I finally faced my resistance head-on and decided it was not going to get the better of me.
I’m glad I stood my ground, did my research and practiced until I got it right. As with anything…..it really is not that hard once you know how. There are lots of places you can go for help: www.janome.com; the new Janome accessory video APP (for apple and android smart phones, iPads & tablets), www.janome.ca; you tube video’s; another generic video – by generic I mean it is not specifically Janome. She goes on about not needing a special Invisible zipper foot. She uses the foot we have: we call it the adjustable zipper foot. I am happy this foot works for her. I definitely find the invisible or concealed zipper foot easier to use. But I have added this video link as she is fairly clear about the steps to getting a nice neat invisible zipper insertion…..and she does it on a side seam of a dress with waist inset so there are a number of horizontal seams to perfectly line up. She shows how.
Check out this link for the adjustable zipper foot . We have different ones which look slightly different. Ask your local Janome dealer to assist you further if you would like to purchase one of these. We even have an adjustable concealed zipper foot (below) which must be the very best of both worlds!