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Unread 03-04-2017, 01:36 PM   #1
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Velcro or a zipper?

I am making Mikaela's (Seraph of the End) jacket, I was wondering what is a good way to close it in the front. I'm hoping to have the two sides fit together neatly in one straight seam. Would sewing on velcro or a separating zipper be a better idea? The opening would be about 20 inches long, starting at the main part of the jacket above the shirt tails. Thanks!

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Unread 03-04-2017, 02:47 PM   #2
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A separating invisible zipper would be perfect here. You need a special sewing machine foot for invisible zippers, if you don't already have one.
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Unread 03-05-2017, 07:28 AM   #3
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I second zipper.
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Unread 03-06-2017, 07:16 PM   #4
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Use a Separating Invisible Zipper.
Also no, you don't have to have a invisible zipper foot to put one in. I made a Tutorial on how to do it!
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Unread 03-09-2017, 02:34 AM   #5
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Invisible zipper seems like the best option, they also have them in that length at Joanne's!
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