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How to Sew: Fly Front Zipper

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This video shows how to sew a fly front zipper, a classic finish for trousers and some skirts. The fly covers the entire zipper and a zipper guard sits behind it on the inside of the garment for comfort against your skin. Most commonly found on jeans it’s a great skill to learn

Top tips:
Tip #1: Transfer all the pattern markings and be sure to stop exactly at them when sewing.
Tip #2: Press precisely on the fold line.
Tip #3: Lengthen the topstitch. Have a zipper that’s too long?

Why not check out the Invisible Zipper tutorial? It helpfully includes instructions on how to shorten a zipper!

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