Steffani's zipper end modifications, which I explain in more detail below. The tab ends makes the assembly a little bit easier...which is welcome! 4 zippers in one pouch is nothing to shake a stick at. This is the first sew together bag that I've made where I didn't break or bend a needle. Practice makes better!
Now, for the modifications...as I said earlier, I learned these from my friend Steffani and are
used here with permission. (Thanks Steffani!)
Fold in half lengthwise, then in half again toward the center. (center)
Fold in half again, so the raw edges are hidden inside. Press well. (right)
Take each strip of fabric and cut in half as shown. (bottom)
Cut each 9"zipper down to 8 3/4". Be SO careful after you shorten the zipper. Do not slide the zipper off the end!!! (It's a painful lesson...)
Sew the tab end on as shown.
Do the same thing for the other end of the zipper.
Trim tabs equal to the width of the zipper. Insert zippers according to the pattern directions.
I hope that helps and makes sense! If you have any questions, I will try to answer them in the comments.
Oh, and THANK YOU SO MUCH for all your kind comments on my latest quilt. I read and appreciate each and every one! You guys are the best! :)
Happy Monday to you!