How to Put a Zipper in a Sweatshirt: My Newest One Minute Video

When the evening air gets a bit brisk and vibrant leaves start to contrast the brilliant blue skies, you know autumn is here and it’s time to start wrapping up again in your coziest sweatshirts. You could just grab a pullover hoodie, which would keep you plenty warm, but if you want to add some personal style to your sweatshirt, a zipper just might be the design element you’ve been looking for. With a zipper, you can open it up and layer it with your favorite T-shirts, wear it like a cardigan, or even use it as a light jacket. So this year, how about welcoming the cooler weather by putting a zipper into one of your comfortable hoodies.

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I'm a busy wife, mom, grandma, and teacher who loves to create. I've joined the refashion scene and I 'd like to share and connect with all those talented and creative people out there doing similar things.
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10 Responses to How to Put a Zipper in a Sweatshirt: My Newest One Minute Video

  1. Sharon Porter says:

    This is a great idea! I have hoodies that pull over that I’d rather zip up. Thanks for this tutorial!

  2. solitaire777 says:

    Sewing on a zipper has always seemed so difficult and daunting. Thanks for making it easy and taking the fear out of the unknown. You totally rock! I have loads of pullover hoodies that I never wear b/c I would rather wear a zip one. Now I’m going to make every one of them a zip one! Thanks so much!

    • You are so very welcome! And thank YOU for such a nice comment. 🙂 I love making these videos but it’s icing on the cake to know that they are helping people learn a hobby that has given me so much joy throughout my life. Happy Sewing!!!

  3. solitaire777 says:

    Could you do more tutorials on too tight and too short tops please? I have tons of them that need redoing and don’t want to ruin them. I’d love to redo most of my tops into empire tops or similar as I need very loose ones now. Thanks for considering it.

  4. Kathy Sinnott says:

    I’m glad I found you! Love your makeovers!

  5. Chris F says:

    This is really cool and i needed a toutorial like this! But is it possible to stitch in the zipper if you dont have a sewing machine, my school changed the dress code and i want to continue to wear my new hoodie.

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