How To Sew A Separating Zipper

| October 20, 2010

Sewing A Separating Zipper           The separating zipper is best sewn in before any facings or hems are in place.           To begin (A), machine baste the opening closed, then press the seam open.  Finish the seam if necessary with a zig zag stitch.  With the wrong side up, position the closed zipper face down […]

How To Make a “Separate Band” Elastic Waistband

| May 19, 2010

Last week we gave instructions on how to make a “self band” elastic waist band, and today we’re going to make a “separate” band for the elastic waist skirts and slacks.           This method is suitable only for knits with stretch, and is the method used by most of the expensive brands of women’s clothing.  […]