I don't know if this is a dumb question or not...
March 27, 2007 1:17am CST
Do you need a zipper foot to sew in a zipper? I'm just wondering if I can use my sewing machine or if I have to sew this by hand. I thought I'd ask in case I don't need a zipper foot - I'm naturally lazy, and besides, I haven't even bought the zipper yet.
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• United States
26 Oct 11
well i have never tried to sew a zipper into anything but it is on the list of crafts for me to do i have alot of pattern designs that i want to make whenever i get the time on my hands that call for using a zipper in the pattern but no i do not think that you need a zipper foot to sew in a zipper i would imagine that you could use your sewing machine although depending on where the zipper is at it may be kind of hard to get to with your sewing mahcine so you might have to sew it in by hand
• United States
11 May 07
You really don't have to have a zipper foot. I have a machine that I don't have a zipper foot for, and I just adjust the needle position and work the zipper in that way. I haven't considered buyin a zipper foot for the machine because I plan in the near future to buy a machine for making clothes. The machine I have now I use for making teddy bears. It's a Bernina and a super work horse. If you are considering a zipper foot for your sewing machine, check your thrift shops! I am a great one for haunting thrift shops. It is amazing what you'll find there. Also, contact the local sewing machine shops. Very often they will have used ones that you can get for practally nothing.