If I’m honest, I always used to avoid sewing invisible zips – it looked fiddly and I wasn’t sure I’d ever get it looking neat enough to be worth it!

Over the years I’ve seen lots of tutorials and learned a few tips for how to get them looking lovely and neat. It turns out I was making it hard for myself, and it actually was surprisingly achievable!

Here are my top tips, and a little step-by-step for how to sew your own invisible zip. They’re brilliant for neat closures on dresses, skirts or things for the house like cushions.

For starters, you’ll need an invisible zipper foot. There are different types, but they all allow you to sew nice and close to the teeth. Choose a zip to closely match your fabric, and the right length for your pattern.

You’ll need