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Zip guard application

A zip guard does as the name suggests, guards against a blouse or undergarment getting trapped in the zip when closing. It also serves to neaten a waistband underlap providing a professional finish.

step 1 invisible zip inserted

step 1 invisible zip inserted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After inserting the zip, cut fabric the same length as the zip, including zip tape and 2″ (5 cm) wide. Curve the bottom left hand corner and overlock the edges.

 step 2 zip guard positioned

step 2 zip guard positioned

Place zip guard behind zip matching the length.

 step 3 zip guard aligned with zipper tape

step 3 zip guard aligned with zipper tape

step 4 pin guard along zip tape

step 4 pin guard along zip tape

step 5 check position from right side

step 5 check position from right side

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With zip guard underneath, pinĀ in place in order to pin the zip guard to the right back seam allowance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After checking position from right side, machine stitch in place through zip tape and seam allowance only (two layers!) using zipper foot.

step 6 sew in place using zipper foot

step 6 sew in place using zipper foot

step 7 Take care not to catch fabric!

step 7 Take care not to catch fabric!

step 8 zip guard completed, ready for waist band

step 8 zip guard completed, ready for waist band