How to Sew a Zipper (With Video's)

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Hey everyone. I hope everyone had a great day. Today I did my research because I wanted to find you guys the best tutorials on how to sew a zipper. I learned while in fashion school, but I personally look back at these if I feel as if I missed a step. Sewing a zipper can be the easiest thing to learn once you get all the steps down.

I personally love sewing zippers to make make-up bags, pencil/pen bags, and coin pouches. I made about 10 bags during the holiday season, and it was fun, and didn't take much time at all. Once it's all set, your fabric is the main attraction and you or the person receiving it will love whatever you make with a zipper.

I buy my zippers on Wawak's website. 


I personally love this video below because when she gives us direction it feels like she's actually talking to us one on one. She is very educated and if you check out the rest of the videos on her channel she takes her time to make sure the quality of her video is top notch. 

Here is another version on how to sew a zipper. This video has the directions written on the screen as well, so you can pause and start it as you go.
How to sew in a separating zipper (For a coat/vest/Sweater)
How to sew in a fly zipper for jeans

I hope that this post helps you. I posted the videos that I think are the best, and that have helped me. I hope it helps you as well. Have a great night everyone.


  1. I like Dana Made It too. She's great!

  2. I am not a good sewer at all so I am keeping this in mind as one of the zips have broken on my trousers so this will help!