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DIY Zip Back Knit

Sewing Sep 19, 2016

DIY Zip Back Knit

The shoulder seasons of Spring and Autumn are my favourite times of the year, where you’re free to mix warm weather and cool weather pieces in your outfits and are neither freezing or dripping with sweat. Although, to be honest, I live in denim shorts most of the year, but it’s nice to be able to throw a knit over them now and again…. And if that knit has a DIY detail like a zip up the back? Even better!


DIY Zip Back Knit

You need:

  • Knit sweater
  • Open end zipper
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine and thread

How to:

  1. Cut open the centre back

2. Fold and pin over about 1cm of the raw edge and sew.

3. Working with one side of the open end zipper at a time, pin the zipper to the sewn edge.

4. Using a zipper foot, sew the zipper to the sweater. Repeat Steps 3-4 for the other side of the zipper.

Voila! If you’re as in to business at the front and party at the back as I am, make sure to check out this post too.

Zip it! Zip it good!


Photos by Bryant Lee

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