Mastering Zipper Techniques

Do you ever worry that life will be too short to learn everything that you want to??
About once a year I think, eek!  I still need to learn to build furniture, and play the guitar, and use Photoshop, and C-walk (Yep. That’s high on the list).

Well thank goodness we live in a digital playground where there are so many, many resources available for learning!  I love sharing with you guys; and love learning from others in return.

And this month I decided to improve my knowledge about zippers.

You see, I am not a master of zippers.
I know my fair share, but I wanted to learn more.  So I did a most logical thing…I headed over to Craftsy and clicked on their free Mastering Zipper Techniques class.  FREE!  Yay!

Of course before I could even click on the sewing class category, my eyes wandered to all the other fabulous categories they offer….like improving my photo skills….

And what??  There’s a class on making artisan bread??  I need to do that.  Today.  YES.

If you’re new to Craftsy, like me, just start clicking around.  Because there’s really something for everybody (and probably a lot of things from your must-learn bucket list).

In a nut-shell: Craftsy is like an online school full of interesting courses, taught in a video/lesson setting by interesting teachers.  In fact, some of the instructors will be familiar faces!  Many classes you pay for, and in return you have access to the videos and download content forever and you’re also able to ask the teacher questions.  Some classes are offered as Free mini-classes—like this one I took here—and they give you a good taste of the Craftsy brand before jumping in.

And hello…you get to learn about zippers!
I clicked on the Sewing category and checked out this:

The class is called Mastering Zipper Techniques with Sunni Standing.

And it walks you through 6 different lessons, from a very basic zipper, to invisible zippers, and even how to sew one into tricky spots where there are linings and facings, etc.

It might sound complicated.  But you know what….with the way Sunni talks, in her really calm manner, and how she carefully walks you through the steps, it makes you feel like you can sew a wedding dress, with zippers at every seam.

….which sounds like a horrible design idea.
But really.  She makes you feel like you can do it all.

The class really gives you a grasp on all types of zippers, what the differences are, and how to install them.
And since I’m a girl who likes to wing-it most of the time, I appreciated learning all her proper methods (so that I know when I’ll want take short-cuts. At least that’s my philosophy).

Wanna become a zipper master too?  It’s easy….just click the link and hit enroll (for FREE).
And if you’re interested in other Free sewing courses, click through all the categories because each one offers a few mini-classes.
Have fun sewing!

This post is sponsored by Craftsy.

  1. Can you tell me where you bought the light green zipper in the top photo?

    • 2) Dana

      the yellowish zipper with the circle pull is from a random shop in the downtown LA fabric district 🙁 Sorry! That doesn’t help you very much. I wish I could help more!

  2. 3) Tisha

    I was just thinking about learning to use my sewing machines… I have a serger, a quilter, and a basic machine and have never used them. Well I just inherited them from my dad. 🙁 Thanks for this post!

    • 4) Dana

      yes yes! Definitely time to start sewing! Have fun 🙂

  3. can’t wait to see what you use that knowledge for!!!

  4. 6) Núria

    I have taken the artisan bread course. In fact, I have taken many craftsy courses and I just love them! And my family loves sampling everything I learn in Craftsy.

    • 7) Dana

      oooo. Fantastic! That bread looks amazing.

  5. I had to google c-walk, that would be on my “I’m too old to start” list but I definatley need to learn how to install something other than an invisible zipper.

    • 9) Dana

      haha. you’re never too old to hang out with rappers 🙂

  6. I’m so glad you posted this because zippers seem to be my Achilles heel in sewing since I learned a couple of years ago – I’ve never gotten up the guts to try anything at all with a zipper, including all those cute little zip bags that lots of people make. Maybe watching this will help me get over that.

    And speaking of videos – your videos have been incorporated into our homeschooling sewing section. I’ve watched every single one, but my girls have started watching them too on repeat and my 4yo got me to make her a pillow cover for one of our couch throw pillows. She now has it on her bed.

    • 11) Dana

      that makes me so happy to hear!!
      I love that your whole family is enjoying them. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  7. 12) Alison Corbett

    Thanks Dana for posting this! I asked for some zipper content in your survey and it’s so great you posted this. Zippers kinda spook me.

    • 13) Dana

      Fantastic! No more spooking for you 🙂

  8. What a great resource! I’ve signed up and just started the zipper class. I am determined to tackle my first garment with zippers! Thanks for turning me on to Craftsy!

  9. This is incredibly exciting. But my husband will not be happy if I pick up ANOTHER new hobby (or five). Oh well, too bad for him! 🙂

  10. You want to learn how to C-walk? You should have told me at ALT/SNAP. I would have taught you! 😉

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