31 October 2018

How to Sew a Zip Fly - with Video!

How to Sew a Zip Fly - really useful video!


Want to learn a great method for sewing a zip fly?

Zip flies on trousers and skirts can be a little fiddly, but our awesome pattern cutter Serefina, who has worked for many years for couture and high street fashion designers alike, showed me a brilliant approach which is relatively easy to do and creates a neat finish.

Ness skirt sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons
How to Sew a Zip Fly - really useful video!

We’ve outlined this method in full, with detailed text and step-by-step photos, in the instructions that accompany our Ness skirt pattern. To make it even easier for you to understand how to sew it, we’ve made a video so you can see the process in moving pictures :)

You can also use this video tutorial for many other sewing projects, not just the Ness skirt. But if you are making Ness, it’s a good idea to watch the video in tandem with referencing the instructions, as the instructions have more a few more details included in the text.



If you are making Ness, gather these bits before you begin:

  • Zip facing – interfaced, and the curved edge finished with zigzag stitch or an overlocker
  • Zip guard
  • Front skirts – centre front openings finished – both if you’re making the knee-length version, or right skirt (as you’d wear it) only if you’re making the mini (this is because it’s going to be finished with flat felled seams)
How to Sew a Zip Fly - really useful video!
How to Sew a Zip Fly - really useful video!
Ness skirt sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons

Hope this helps!

4 comments:

  1. Written instructions with photos would be appreciated. I can't be the only one who doesn't like videos!

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  2. Thank you for this video showing how to sew a zip fly. It is extremely clear and will be so helpful. :)

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  3. Thank you for this video. I have been sewing zips with fly for many years but I always look for easier ways to do things. This is a super easy and clear way to do it. I like it very much!

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  4. Thank you - great video instruction

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