Zipper Sweatshirt

Zipper Sweatshirt tutorial

Do you have some shirts you love that don’t fit loosely enough over your hips, or are in need of a little extra style? Follow tailor Dominique Jernigan from 7th Bone Tailoring as she adds a stylish zipper to an existing sweatshirt. This is a great way to add a fun detail and extra room at the hip!

Zipper Sweater Tutorial - Materials

Materials to Upcycle A Sweater with Zipper Insertion

  • Old shirt
    • Any pullover style in need of an up-cycle
  • Zipper
    • Closed at end, non separating
    • 9″ zipper with exposed teeth
  • Chalk
  • Tula Pink fabric scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pins
  • Stretch needles
  • Mettler polyester thread
    • Matching thread color
  • BERNINA sewing machine, we sew on a BERNINA 1008

Tailor, Dominique Jernigan, from 7th Bone Tailoring

Dominique will walk you through how to quickly add a zipper to your sweatshirt. Her quick and easy construction methods will get you through this project in fewer than 30 minutes.

Zipper Sweater Tutorial Finished Sweater

Please leave comments and let us know what style shirts you added zippers to, and share your zipper sweater on our community section.

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