For Day 2 of Kids Clothes week (yesterday) I sewed the zip flys for my two pairs of Clean Slate Shorts. Today I’m sharing how to sew a zipper fly – the VIDEO version! After this, there are no excuses for sewing a zipper fly – they’re easy, promise!
To start, I cut out some Clean Slate Shorts, and I had my zipper. If you can’t find a tiny zipper for a fly, you can shorten one – we’ll talk about how to do that.
Check out the video below for the whole process. If you can’t see the video for some reason, you can also open it on YouTube here.
So the steps, in a nutshell:
- Finish raw edges
- Sew Center Seam
- Sew right (as opposed to left) side of zipper
- Sew Fly Shield
- Sew Left Side of Zipper
- Sew Topstitching
- Remove Basting Stitches
And in pictures, here are the steps. Note that in the picture below I finished the raw edge with a serger, but in the video I show how to do it with a regular machine.
And in the images below I didn’t finish the raw edges at all – oops! But good to know that they haven’t been a fraying issue.