Sewing an Invisible (Concealed) Zipper into a Seam

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By Kirsten Schaefer

Kirsten is a textile and apparel design educator and researcher with over 14 years of formal training and practice in pattern making and apparel design. She has a PhD in Communication & Culture with a focus on the 3D knitting industry, and is currently working on developing smart-textile and apparel solutions for rehabilitation and healthcare. Kirsten spends her free time sewing and buying more fabric than she has space for. Her favourite TAL pattern is the V-Neck Jumpsuit!


  1. Thank you for this very detailed and very clear instructions. I have book marked this page since this is the most clear tutorial on invisible zipper installation completed with facing that I have come across. Thank you again. I love it!

  2. Thanks SO much Kirsten!! I am just about to do my first zip since my mother passed some years ago… Somehow I have managed to make all my clothes without zippers.
    But that Tulip Dress spurred me on. So it has been up to zip stage for a few days now and I did not know where to begin, yay for you!!!
    I have the confidence to complete it now I have your fabulous instructions.

  3. Yours is by far the best tutorial I’ve ever seen re installing an invisible zipper. Many thanks!

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