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Old 09-24-2010, 05:20 AM
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My GD recently asked me to show her how to use the zipper foot that came with the sewing machine I recently gave her. (She wants to make zippered wristlets for her girlfriends for Christmas but being a newbie to sewing she'd never tried installing zippers.) Instead I showed her how to install the zipper using a piping foot. I haven't used a zipper foot since the early 80s when my friend Jeanne showed me how much easier it is when you use a piping foot.... just set the piping groove on top of the zipper teeth, slightly adjust needle to correct side of teeth for stitching and sew.
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Old 09-24-2010, 05:36 AM
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I think I will try this technique.
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Good idea!!
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Thank you for sharing this tip! :D:D:D
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I will try this. I have never had problems putting in zippers. My mother taught my sisters and myselt when we first learned to sew.
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What a great idea. I'm going to try this. Thanks for sharing.
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Hmm, interesting. I'll have to try it as well.
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I have to try this! DD wants a zippered wallet with 7" zipper. Headache with just the thought of it.
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Old 09-24-2010, 02:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Moon Holiday
My GD recently asked me to show her how to use the zipper foot that came with the sewing machine I recently gave her. (She wants to make zippered wristlets for her girlfriends for Christmas but being a newbie to sewing she'd never tried installing zippers.) Instead I showed her how to install the zipper using a piping foot. I haven't used a zipper foot since the early 80s when my friend Jeanne showed me how much easier it is when you use a piping foot.... just set the piping groove on top of the zipper teeth, slightly adjust needle to correct side of teeth for stitching and sew.
I already do that but I want to say your avatar is just lovely, is it the world in time lapse, can I find it somewhere on the web. Thanks. Gwen
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Originally Posted by loopywren
Originally Posted by Moon Holiday
My GD recently asked me to show her how to use the zipper foot that came with the sewing machine I recently gave her. (She wants to make zippered wristlets for her girlfriends for Christmas but being a newbie to sewing she'd never tried installing zippers.) Instead I showed her how to install the zipper using a piping foot. I haven't used a zipper foot since the early 80s when my friend Jeanne showed me how much easier it is when you use a piping foot.... just set the piping groove on top of the zipper teeth, slightly adjust needle to correct side of teeth for stitching and sew.
I already do that but I want to say your avatar is just lovely, is it the world in time lapse, can I find it somewhere on the web. Thanks. Gwen
My avatar is actually a time lapse of the moon phases. I fell in love with it and thought it fit my user name, which was the name of an ancestor.
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