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From: zirene
Date: 01-01-2006, 10:18 PM (1 of 5)
Hi all,

I am moderatly experienced at sewing from patterns, and I picked out an 'easy' pattern from Vogue for a pair of pants. However they contain a fly zipper and no instructions on how to put in the zipper (and no instructions for a fly zipper in the zipper's package) The pattern for the front piece contains markings for right, center and left, but I don't get what this means. I have tried examining a pair of jeans to see how the fabric would be sewed but am not getting it. Any advice? All my sewing books only give instructions for sewing in the zipper, not how the pattern reads.

much appreciation with your help!

User: zirene
Member since: 01-01-2006
Total posts: 2
From: debsews
Date: 01-01-2006, 10:25 PM (2 of 5)
Try this and see if it helps you.
User: debsews
Member since: 09-16-2005
Total posts: 254
From: bridesmom
Date: 01-01-2006, 11:36 PM (3 of 5)
I just made a pair of shorts for my oldest son that I had to put in my first front fly zipper. The instructions that deb gave you are almost exactly what my pattern was. It worked perfectly!
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
User: bridesmom
Member since: 01-21-2004
Total posts: 2026
From: paroper
Date: 01-02-2006, 04:16 AM (4 of 5)
Don't be put off by it, if you have good instructions, they just practically fall into place and you'll feel just so smart after you've put in your first one!

Bernina 200e, Artista V5 Designer Plus, Explorations, Magic Box, Bernina 2000DE & 335 Bernette Serger, Bernina 1530 Sewing Machine, Bernina 1300 DC Overlock (with coverstitch)
User: paroper
Member since: 02-03-2004
Total posts: 3775
From: zirene
Date: 01-06-2006, 10:00 PM (5 of 5)
Debsews -

Thanks for the link, it worked. I compared it to the pattern and realized the pattern markings are on the opposite side and missing a step.

Now if only my 10 month old would go to sleep I could finish the pants ;-)

User: zirene
Member since: 01-01-2006
Total posts: 2
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