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From: sanda
Date: 09-24-2006, 02:34 PM (1 of 4)
I want to put in a zipper on back seam of a skirt. My
problem is that I will not have enough of material on that
seam to serge or clean finish and the material is fraying
alot. How do I clean finish that seam.
User: sanda
Member since: 01-03-2005
Total posts: 16
From: DorothyL
Date: 09-24-2006, 02:57 PM (2 of 4)
Can you wrap it in something thin -- seam binding or bias tape?
User: DorothyL
Member since: 12-09-2002
Total posts: 3883
From: Bekka
Date: 09-25-2006, 07:58 PM (3 of 4)
If there isn't much fabric maybe you could extend it using fusable interfacing on both sides, just inside the seam allowance so it doesn't show anywhere on the right side. it would stop the fraying also. Just a thought
User: Bekka
Member since: 07-28-2006
Total posts: 79
From: acadienne
Date: 10-03-2006, 09:58 AM (4 of 4)
first of all, are you serging the zipper to the skirt or want to serge the edge and then machine sew your zipper?

I have tried to serge zippers on fabric and it just doesn't look right. Nothing beats sewing a zipper on the machine with the zipper foot.

What I have done in the past is serge both edges seperately and then sewed the seam on the machine, basting where the zipper is going to be placed and then sew the zipper.

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User: acadienne
Member since: 10-02-2006
Total posts: 13
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