Decorative Visible Zipper
Visible zippers are most often seen on outerwear garments. A facing is applied to the zipper opening before inserting the zipper. Cut a strip of fabric 3 cm (1 1/4") wider and 2 cm (3/4") longer than the zipper opening. Finish the raw edges of the facing strip. Using a fabric marker, mark the lines of the zipper opening on the wrong side of the project. The distance between the seam lines corresponds to the width of the zipper teeth + 2 mm (1/8"). With right sides together, centre the facing strip over the opening and pin in place. Stitch along the marked lines. Cut along the centre of the zipper opening, ending approx. 7 mm (1/4") from bottom. Clip into the corners at an angle. Turn facing to the back and press. Centre the zipper under the opening edges. Pin or baste in place. Use zipper foot 4 with the needle set to stitch the desired distance from the facing edge.