All About Zips

Ref: C3679654

You will explore the types of zips available and the parts of a zips anatomy. You will follow step by step demonstrations to apply a lapped zip, concealed zip, open ended zip, fly front zip. You must have a basic knowledge of sewing. Each week you will be shown how to apply a zip and you will complete the task. There will be video tutorials available for you to watch after the sessions You will complete a folder of zips which you can use as a reference folder for future courses. You will NOT complete a finished sewn product. You will need to provide the zips and calico.

Course aim

This practical short course will explore the application of zips. Together with handouts, you will compile a reference file to refer back to when you are sewing. You must have basic sewing machine skills.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers
  • You must be able to use your sewing machine

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Construct a lapped zip
  • Construct a concealed zip
  • Construct an open-ended zip
  • Construct a fly front zipper

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

- Small Standard zip, metal zip, open-ended zip, and concealed zip - Please bring a sewing kit and sewing machine

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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All About Zips


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  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
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