Slipcover Zipper: Quick Tip for Making it Look Invisible

Slipcover with Zipper Opening

I almost always put a zipper opening in my custom slipcovers for easy on and off.

For most styles, I insert the zipper in the left back corner. My customers don’t know it’s there until I point it out.

You might think it’s an invisible zipper. It’s not. It’s just a regular #3 nylon coil type and I sew it in much like you would a lap zipper.

But the trick to making it look invisible is how you close it. Here’s how:

Slipcover Zipper Opening
Closing Slipcover Zipper
Hiding Zipper in Slipcover


  1. I just can’t tell you how much I love your blog. Your work is beautifully tailored and I appreciate all the tips and info that you share. As a seamstress myself, you have inspired me to do so much more than I ever thought I could. Thanks!!

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