Hmmm invisible zipper in a knit.
For your viewing pleasure I give you my second attempt to sew this zip into knit cotton T-shirting. I’m pretty happy with the zipper insertion itself but very unhappy with the rest of the seam. Just to clarifty – the fabric is blue, fusible interfacing black, the zipper is pink and its on the side seam.
Now, I need to use a stretch stitch to sew the side seam below the zipper but therein lies my conundrum. How to get closer to the zipper stitching when I extend it for the seam? Note – I used a standard zipper foot to get as close as poss with a straight stitch then switched to a general foot to use lightening bolt stretchy stitch.
Aint it ugly? And my first attempt wasn’t any better, obviously.
Note, I will practise this but I think there’s more than just practice required. Oh and I’ll test whether I can do a lightening stitch with a zipper foot …. with glasses on in case the needle shatters. That would remove one of the steps.