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From: pepe_lapue
Date: 02-27-2005, 12:34 AM (1 of 4)
Since you are suppose to leave the seam open for an invisible zipper does anyone have an idea on how to work an invisible zipper in a satin with an embroidered overlay that needs to have a french seam in the overlay? This is a side seam. I want to keep both fabrics separate after the zipper is installed. Has anyone put in an invisible zipper with the bottom of the seam sewn?
User: pepe_lapue
Member since: 02-26-2005
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From: paroper
Date: 02-28-2005, 02:13 PM (2 of 4)
I don't know what your overlay looks like but is it something that could be edge finished and not attached to the zipper? Sometimes the overlay may have a fabric eye for a hook that gently pulls the overlay over the zipper if it is not attached someplace...just an idea. For instance, the overlay might be sewn into the bodice until the waistline, seam where the overlay has a finished edge and just hangs free over the bottom of the zipper. Depending upon your patten this may or may not work.

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From: colojd
Date: 05-14-2005, 09:53 PM (3 of 4)
The latest issue of Threads magazine gives some good tips on how to see invisible zippers including how to do it with just a regular zipper foot.

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From: MaryW
Date: 05-16-2005, 09:18 AM (4 of 4)
Does this help at all.
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