But today, I wanted to try my hand at giving you a little insight. I've eased up on my self proclaimed dread, and you know what? It isn't as bad as I feared. Making the little pouches has given me a new incentive and bravery :-)
So here goes -
I like buying zippers from the quilt shops. They run about a dollar and can be cut to the right size. Always use a zipper with polyester teeth. This is so you can cut it to the length desired.
Place the zipper inside the folded fabric and sew next to the open seam.
Zip the zipper down and cut the other end off, one inch shorter than your bag. Add the folded fabric to this side and sew.
Next place the zipper FACE DOWN onto your fabric.
Sew the zipper, moving the zipper pull out of the way to give you as much room as possible under the foot.
Now turn the zipper down unto the inside fabric and top stitch to hold it in place.
Okay now do the same thing to the second piece of your bag. Line up the zipper with the top edge, sew and top stitch.
And there you have it! Zippered up and ready to complete your bag!
Just as an added side note. When you sew up the sides of your bag, be sure that your zipper is in the open position. That will allow you to turn the bag out to the right side.