Hobby To Professional: Zips & Buttonholes


 Learn how to turn out perfect zips...Leave with the confidence to sew professional looking zips on your future clothes making projects

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Learn to sew:

  • invisible zip & lapped zip for skirts and dresses,
  • fly zip for trousers and
  • buttonholes (automatic & manual on machine).

Leave with a set of samples* and instruction sheets and the confidence to sew professional looking zips on your future clothes making projects. Bring your own machine or use ours. 

* if you prefer you could insert your lapped or invisible zip into a cushion, purse, skirt or dress and your fly zip into some trousers - use our project page to find out what to bring/number of classes to make these items or contact us for advice

Cover this content in any 3 of our Stitch Classes - choose your own selection of times and days (see list below of what to bring to your Stitch class) - book Stitch Classes here

Experience: Improver and above (you've made at least one item with a sewing machine e.g. cushion or bag). Age 16+

To cover the content in 3 Stitch Classes bring:

  • 1 metre of plain medium weight cotton fabric to make samples
  • 100m reel of contrast ordinary polyester sewing thread (so you can see the stitching on your samples)
  • £1 in case you want to keep your bobbins with leftover thread on (they are 50p each)
  • Two 6" ordinary closed end zips
  • An invisible/concealed zip approx 12" long
  • Bring your glasses if you need them for close up work

We provide (or bring your own): Scissors, pattern paper, chalk, tape measure etc  

Where to buy fabric: Suggestions of where to buy your fabric locally will be given on your booking confirmation, or to see our list of local fabric shops now click here

Book Stitch Classes here