It's Paddy's Day here in Ireland and I've got the day off work. I was looking forward to doing lots and lots of sewing today but ended up being just tired and lazy all day, watching movies, eating mussels (mmmh) and not even getting dressed. Well, some days are just like that...
Anyways, I did want to share my favorite front-fly zipper tutorials with you today. I learnt how to do front-fly zippers properly during my pants sewing binge and I love the tutorials I found. Front-fly zippers are so easy to do! Who would have thought?
The first tutorial that got me started on doing front-fly zippers is this great video tutorial by Sandra Betzina posted on Threads. This video tutorial is very easy to follow and leaves you with great results. The only thing I don't like about it is that it doesn't show you how to attach a zipper shield, which in my opinion is a must, if you are sewing pants. I mean who wants their zipper lying right against the skin on a front fly? Trudy from HotPatterns shares my opinion on this and therefore created her own video on how to insert a front-fly zipper the Betzina way but with the all important zipper shield.
Her video is very easy to follow too and I've used both hers and Sandra Betzina's to insert my zippers. I think the easiest thing about doing front-fly zippers is that you don't need to be all that careful and baste everything first. You feel like you are being sloppy by just flapping your zipper over, like Betzina shows, without aligning everything but it works. If you have ever had troubles sewing front-fly zippers I encourage you to watch these videos and front-fly zippers will no longer be a problem. Do you have any favorite zipper tutorials? Invisible zippers, anyone? Still struggling with these. So long and happy Paddy's Day to you all!