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Sewing Invisible Zipper Pockets in Men’s Fleece Jackets: A Detailed Tutoria

Step-by-Step Guide: Installing Invisible Zippers in Men’s Fleece Jacketss

The Men’s Fleece Jacket sewing pattern features in-seam invisible zipper pockets, which may seem daunting at first glance. But don’t worry! Below, you’ll find a detailed, step-by-step picture tutorial that will guide you through the process of adding invisible zippers to any pocket opening with ease.

Invisible zippers are an excellent way to achieve a sleek, professional look for closures and pockets, so don't let the idea intimidate you!

Men’s Fleece Jacket PDF Sewing Pattern

Remember, practice is key! If it’s been a while since you last sewed an invisible zipper, it’s a good idea to start with some scrap fabric. With a bit of practice, you’ll find that installing invisible zippers becomes straightforward, and your pockets will look fantastic in no time!

Men's fleece jacket PDF sewing pattern

Installing an Invisible Zipper into a Pocket Opening

To achieve a professional finish when installing an invisible zipper, it’s best to use a zipper that is 5 inches (12 cm) longer than the pocket opening. This extra length allows for easier manipulation and a cleaner finish.


  • Two fabric rectangles, each measuring 10 x 5 inches (25 x 12.5 cm)
  • An 8-10 inch (20-25 cm) invisible zipper
  • Invisible zipper foot for your sewing machine
  • Interfacing strips

Mark and Baste the Zipper Opening:

  • Mark the zipper opening with notches and pins.
  • Sew the seam where the zipper will be installed, using a basting stitch between the notches. This temporary stitch will make it easier to position the zipper correctly.
  • Press the seam open with an iron to set the basting stitches


How to sew an invisible zipper

Prepare the Zipper:

  • Unzip the invisible zipper and press the zipper tape flat with an iron, ensuring the coil is also pressed open. This will help the zipper lay flat against the fabric when sewn.

How to sew an invisible zipper

Position the Zipper:

  • Lay the zipper face down on the seam with equal extra length extending beyond both notches.
  • Pin and hand-baste the zipper to the seam allowances, ensuring you do not catch the main body of the fabric.

How to sew an invisible zipper


How to sew an invisible zipper

Sew the Zipper:

  • Open the basted seam and unzip the zipper completely.
  • Push the zipper head to the end of the zipper tape to keep it out of the way.
  • Attach the invisible zipper foot to your sewing machine. The foot’s groove will guide the zipper coil and allow you to sew close to the teeth.
  • Flip the fabric body to one side to expose the seam allowance, and sew one side of the zipper in place.
  • Repeat this process for the other side of the zipper, making sure the fabric remains flat and aligned.

How to sew an invisible zipper How to sew an invisible zipper

Finishing Touches:

  • Zip up the zipper to ensure it operates smoothly and aligns perfectly with the fabric edges.
  • Use a pair of tweezers to help pull the zipper head through the opening if it gets stuck.
  • Close the zipper and hand-stitch a few stopping stitches at both the top and bottom of the zipper opening to secure it in place.
  • If desired, trim away any excess zipper tape, although this is optional.

How to sew an invisible zipper

And voilà! You have successfully installed an invisible zipper. Enjoy the seamless look and the satisfaction of a job well done!

How to sew an invisible zipperCongratulations! You’ve successfully installed an invisible zipper into the pocket of your men’s fleece jacket. This technique not only enhances the functionality of your garment but also gives it a sleek, professional finish. By mastering the invisible zipper installation, you’ve added a valuable skill to your sewing repertoire, enabling you to tackle a variety of projects with confidence. Remember, practice makes perfect, so don’t hesitate to experiment with different fabrics and zipper placements in your future creations. Happy sewing, and enjoy the satisfaction of your perfectly crafted pockets!

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