Ivana Musura | Date posted: May 25th, 2011
Whenever the zipper lesson is approaching, weird things start to happen at the studio. When I say, “See you all next week!” at the end of class, dead silence creeps up. Crickets start chirping and suddenly, the students start to look and act differently—I swear. The expressions on their faces are like something I have never seen before. Think of blank stares mixed with terror, anxiety, and nervous laughter all in one. No biggie—they probably just have to sleep it off.
When it’s time for zipper class, this bizarre behaviour continues, except it seems to be worse now. Not enough beauty rest? Everyone starts fidgeting, some students trip over chairs, and others realize they have “accidentally misplaced” the zipper they need for the demo. Sure, sure. They’re thinking: “If I don’t bring the zipper to class, I won’t have to sew it in.” Guess again—I keep a stash just for you. Yeah, you! Some students are even absent. Personal reasons, of course. And all this turmoil over of … a teeny tiny zipper? Really people?!
I do understand what it feels like when you’re sewing in your first-ever zipper, though. At first, it looks like something that doesn’t even belong on fabric. The two should not even be friends. But then it quickly starts to make sense. You need this little guy to be able to get into your garments, or secure items from falling out (like your makeup, or your tush, for that matter).
Like my great teacher ancestors used to say: “Practice makes perfect.” Grab a zipper foot and you are set!
TAGS: Sewing Technique
Ivana Musura has been surrounded by fashion ever since she can remember. She has been sewing since she was 10 years old and continued to boost her creativity by making custom outfits and accessories to...