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Petrified of Zippers? Install Perfect Zippers, Every Time!

Don't be afraid of zippers! In this in-person class, you will learn to install 4 perfect zippers.

You'll learn to install 4 different styles of zippers, and their applications to your garments:

1. Hand picked centered standard zipper
2. Lapped standard zipper
3. Fly front zipper
4. Machine invisible zipper

Supplies, available at Grant House Sewing Center:

Standard sewing machine (capable of straight stitch and blind hem stitch; variable stitch length/width; variable needle positions)

Presser feet: Standard/zig-zag; invisible zipper foot; blind hem foot;  narrow edge foot and/or 1/4" seam foot are helpful

Hand sewing supplies

Fabric for samples, for example 2 fat quarters

3 - 7" standard zippers, 1 - 7" invisible zipper

1 fat quarter Pellon Easy Knit fusible interfacing

Bias tape



Tape Measure

Seam Gauge

Seam Ripper

Sewing Scissors


Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Beginner to Advanced Beginner. Sewists should be familiar with their sewing machines (changing needles, feet, stitch settings, stitch width/length).
Instructor: Elizabeth Bryant
Instructor Bio: Elizabeth Vana Bryant is a Palmer/Pletsch Certified Fitting Instructor. She teaches in-person classes in Southern California, and virtual classes internationally through the magic of Zoom. She has been sewing for over 50 years, and has specialized in garment fitting and couture construction for over two decades. She has studied couture sewing under Susan Khalje and is the founding leader of the American Sewing Guild Los Angeles Chapter's Couture Group. You can reach her through her website,

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.