AUTOPLAY
Zipper Installation
18 steps
Cut your felt in half
1. Cut your felt in half
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Stack your 2 pieces of felt. Mark a 5/8 inch seam allowance with your sewing guage. Draw a seam line
2. Stack your 2 pieces of felt. Mark a 5/8 inch seam allowance with your sewing guage. Draw a seam line
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Pin the 2 pieces of felt together at the seam allowance
3. Pin the 2 pieces of felt together at the seam allowance
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Thread your needle. Double knot the tails.
4. Thread your needle. Double knot the tails.
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Sew a basting stitch along the seam line. Basting stitches are large and will be cut out later
5. Sew a basting stitch along the seam line. Basting stitches are large and will be cut out later
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Tie a knot at the end of the basting stitch. Use your needle to create your knot.
6. Tie a knot at the end of the basting stitch. Use your needle to create your knot.
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Flip to the wrong side and open the seam.
7. Flip to the wrong side and open the seam.
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Align the zipper inside the seam. The wrong side of the zipper is up and the zipper pull is up top.
8. Align the zipper inside the seam. The wrong side of the zipper is up and the zipper pull is up top.
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Pin the zipper in place on both sides. Go through both layers of felt.
9. Pin the zipper in place on both sides. Go through both layers of felt.
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It should look like this once pinned.
10. It should look like this once pinned.
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Check in with Mrs. Cafedwards now
11. Check in with Mrs. Cafedwards now
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Sew around the zipper with the back stitch. Right side of stitches is on the right side of felt.
12. Sew around the zipper with the back stitch. Right side of stitches is on the right side of felt.
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It should look like this once you are done sewing the zipper. Thanks Asia B. for helping to stitch!
13. It should look like this once you are done sewing the zipper. Thanks Asia B. for helping to stitch!
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Carefully cut out the basting stitch with your snippers.
14. Carefully cut out the basting stitch with your snippers.
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Pin the remaining felt below the zipper back together.
15. Pin the remaining felt below the zipper back together.
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Sew a seam along the line with the back stitch.
16. Sew a seam along the line with the back stitch.
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Double knot the thread at the end with the needle.
17. Double knot the thread at the end with the needle.
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Great work! You’ve installed a zipper on a seam! (Special thanks to Ms. Harrell for her guidance!)
18. Great work! You’ve installed a zipper on a seam! (Special thanks to Ms. Harrell for her guidance!)
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