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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Complete this project in our weekly Sewing and Dressmaking classes, or our One-to-One lessons at a time that suits you!

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



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