Prominent zippers sewn into garments are a trend we see in European clothes and all over, really. In this first of three videos, I share ideas for choosing just the right zipper, and the best way to prepare a jacket before adding a zipper.
Much of your success in this process will depend on getting the zipper positioned correctly, right from the beginning. I find when I do a lot of fussing over these kinds of details, the result will be a garment with a certain 'finesse'.
When machine stitching, you'll want to use your fold line as your guideline. You'll find it isn't much quicker to machine stitch this than it was to sew it by hand in the last video. It's one of those funny little tasks that I don't do a lot, so I wanted to figure out an easy way to make it work without too much hassle.