In Beginning Sewing Skills, students learned how to insert an exposed zipper while making a throw pillow. This "exposed" look wasn't for everyone. And now that they are no longer beginners, they are ready to tackle lapped zippers.
Maybe you are too?
Lapped zippers are great because they hide the zipper behind a flap of fabric. Your seam allowance changes from 1/2 inch to 5/8 inch, so you'll need to account for that when you are cutting your fabric out.
Check out this great free video on Craftsy to see the how to insert a lapped zipper. The instructor, Sunni Standing, is demonstrating how to put a lapped zipper into a garment, but you'll get the idea.
Mastering Zipper Techniques
Make sure you jump to the Lapped Zipper chapter.
Did you just unbox your machine or have you not quite made friends with it yet? A new Beginner Sewing Skills class is starting up! Sign up on the Sewing Lessons page.