How to Sew a Zipper on a Leather Jacket


Sew a zipper on a jacket of skin requires attention and just the right amount of dexterity. In the steps that follow, we’ll show you how to proceed. We’ll show you how to remove old hinge. We will tell you how to apply the basting stitches and how to proceed with finishing. You will see that, with some simple steps, you’ll be able to get a satisfactory result. Before proceeding, make sure you have all needed at hand. Buy a new hinge, cha is the same size as the previous one. You will need to bring a sewing scissors, basting thread, pins and needle. You will also need a thimble to protect your fingers when sewing. And don’t forget the sewing thread of the same shades of coat of skin. Using these small tricks, you will be able to do the job with ease.

You need

Be sure to have on hand:

  • New hinge is the same size as the previous
  • Basting thread
  • Sewing thread in the same nuance of the jacket
  • Needle
  • Thimble
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine (optional)

Carefully examined the old zipper leather jacket. You have to scucirla, being careful not to rip the fabric inside. With the tip of the scissors, remove gently the seams. You must perform the operation with extreme meticulousness. A mistake at this stage, in fact, would tear the lining of your irrevocably leather jacket. Remove the hinge on both sides and shake off any excess threads.

Place the leather jacket upside down on the countertop. Starting from the right side, take the measurements of the length of the jacket. Go ahead, pinning pin the ends of the new hinge. You have to make sure that the hinge is equidistant from the edge of the jacket. To facilitate your work, we advise you to help you follow the sign of old seam. In this way, you will get a perfect result. When you are sure of the correct position, then take the basting. You have to sew the zipper with well drawn, so as to stop her firmly to the jacket. Repeat the same operation on the other side of the leather jacket.

Finished the basting of the zipper, testatene properly. If the zip does not give problems, you can continue with the work. Assemble the two sides of the zipper with the sewing machine. Alternatively, you can also perform a hand-stitching. The important thing is to carry out regular stitching and equidistant. Hold the fabric well pulled, to avoid creating wrinkles or creases while stitching. Finally, stop the thread and remove the basting stitches. Before wearing the leather jacket, we advise you to carefully get strains the inner lining. Show the tip of the iron along the fabric guide the zip, so as to make it adhere well. You will get a perfect result.