How to sew an invisible zipper


Hello Dreamers! Let’s learn how to sew an invisible zipper correctly! Enjoy this step-by-step tutorial and try it on your following project.

You can check out our official YouTube channel, where you can find more tutorials and sewing hacks.

Let's start with this guide!

We need:

  • Invisible zipper
  • Fabric
  • Thread
  • Scissors
  • An iron
  • Zipper foot
  • Invisible zipper foot
  • Universal needle

* We recommend you use the Universal needle by the Schmetz brand


Step 1

Trace with the iron the seam allowance on the fabric.

Step 2

Place the zipper on the backside and iron to open the spiral.

Step 3

Trace where you want the folding to sew the zipper.

  • The trace will guide us them sewing and backstitching.

Step 4

Then place the teeth of the zipper close and aligned with the seam allowance of the fabric and pin it!


Step 5

Install the invisible zipper presser foot in the sewing machine.

The invisible zipper foot will help you to make a perfect straight stich whie sewing the zippers!

  • The foot has two rails to guide the spiral of the zipper.

Step 6

Use a straight stitch with the needle aligned to the center and the stitch length of 2.5 to 3 mm.


Step 7

Sew on the left side of the foot rail.

Leave a space of 0.5 inches at the top of the zipper.

  • Start sewing at this point and backstitch.

Step 8

Check that the zipper opens and closes well. And check that the other side of the zipper is aligned.

Use the right rail of the foot to sew.

Leave a space of 0.5” from the top edge and backstitch.

Step 9

  • Check that the zipper keeps running from top to bottom.

Install the zipper foot in the sewing machine.

Step 10

Sew on the seam allowance to close the piece.

When getting to the beginning of the zipper, keep close your foot to backstitch.


Iron the seams.

And done!

Look how the seams are completely flat!

We hope this post will inspire you to create your following projects with this super nice type of zipper!

To illustrate, you can check the video tutorial too, don’t doubt it, and follow these easy steps.

See you in another post! Bye for now!

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