I have a chequered past with zips. I don't attempt regular zips and I used to mess up invisible ones every single time...until I recently realised I was using the wrong foot for my machine. Once I rectified that, invisible zips became a pleasant revelation, so fast and easy to insert.
Despite this, I never quite mastered matching up my waistline, leaving my inner perfectionist most displeased! Until I came across this post from By Hand London, that is. The girls share an impossibly simple tip for a perfectly aligned waistline, that I seriously kicked myself for not thinking about it before!
Once you sew the first side of your zip on, zip it up and stick a pin(s) on the un-stitched side of the zip tape to mark the waistline (see my image above of BHL's post). When pinning the second side on to sew, start with the pin(s) you used to mark the waistline. As you can see below, the result is pure perfection!
Have you discovered any ridiculously simple, yet life-changing stitching tricks lately? What about any handy tips for sewing zips? I'd love to hear them!