Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Add a zipper to Cuddle Minky Fabric

 For Sew Together Tuesdays with Shannon Fabrics, Teresa will be going LIVE today at 11:00 to share her tips on how to add a zipper to Luxe Cuddle or faux fur. Watch her live video on Shannon Fabrics Facebook page by Clicking Here

Can't make it to the live video? Check back here on our website or Shannon Fabrics Blog page the day after to watch the embedded on-demand video.

Fabrics and notions you’ll need to sew a zipper in Cuddle® minky fabric and faux fur fabric

These products can be substituted for whatever you have on hand, but here is what Teresa recommends for her zipper tutorial:

  • ½ yard of faux fur (sample created with Luxury Shag)
  • 18” Feather-fil pillow form (Fairfield)
  • Grey polyester thread
  • 90/14 Stretch needle
  • ByAnnie's Stiletto/Pressing Tool
  • Clover pins
  • Wonder Clips
  • Famore scissors
  • Hand sewing needles
  • Acrylic ruler (6” x 12” or larger)
  • Felt tip marker
  • OLFA SAC-1 craft knife
  • Zipper
  • Blue painter's tape
  • Wonder Tape (Dritz)
  • Fusible interfacing

Instructions for installing a zipper in Cuddle® minky fabric and faux fur fabric

When putting a zipper in Cuddle® 3 or Luxe Cuddle® minky plush fabric: 

  • Reinforce the zipper area with a strip of fusible interfacing (such as Pellon SF101).
  • Use Wonder Tape (Dritz) to keep zipper in position while you sew.
  • Add Wonder Clips (Clover) if needed.

When putting a zipper in Luxe Cuddle® or faux fur: 

  • Reinforce the zipper area with a strip of fusible interfacing (such as Pellon SF101), if needed.
  • Consider using raw edge rather than turning under, and zig zag in position.
  • Serge edge, if desired, to flatten nap along raw edge.
  • Keep edge of fabric at least 1/8” from zipper teeth for easier opening/closing.
  • Some longer Luxe Cuddle® and faux furs may need to be trimmed near the zipper opening. 

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