Learning How to Sew Series Part 5: How to Sew a Zipper


We’re back today with the 5th lesson in the Learning to Sew Series and it’s a good one! Now that you’ve mastered setting up your machine, stitching, and sewing seams and hems, we know that you’re ready to tackle today’s lesson: zippers. Zippers can seem intimidating to many beginning sewers, but we’re here today to tell you that they don’t have to be!

In today’s video you will learn how to create a simple zipper plaque. This zipper installation method is perfect for cushions, pillows and a variety of other applications. Let’s get started!


This is just one method for installing zippers and, as Eric mentioned, there are other methods that you can use for different types of projects. If you’d like to learn more about zippers, check out our Sewing Zippers Video Series.

Don’t forget to join us tomorrow for Learning to Sew Part 6: How to Add Piping!

  1. Eleanor Gibbens said:

    This is wonderful, you will be helping so many people. You make it easy to understand and simple. Thank you over and over again. Lue (Eleanor) Gibbens

    • Nikki said:

      Thank you for your kind words, Eleanor! :)

    • Nikki said:

      Can you explain what you mean? I’d love to add this in the future if we’ve missed a step.

  2. Louise said:

    I never knew it was so easy to install a zipper! This was a great tutorial. Thank you so much!

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