i was working on a secret project - i can't wait to tell you about it! - and decided to try something. after googling "inserting zipper for pocket" and finding videos involving interfacing, and measuring, and cutting - i thought, too much room for error. why can't i just do this?
this, my friends - the lazy gal's zipper, or, how to cheat when making a zippered pocket.
i laid out a 2"x13"strip for the left side, two strips 1.5"x4" for the top and bottom, and a 10"x13" piece for the right side (that will fold under to create the pouch). i'm putting in an 8" zipper.
|be sure to fold under enough fabric to cover the zipper ends|
|you get it now, right?|
time to attach the right side. sew zipper to fabric.
tada! you now have a quick zippered pouch insert! i think this could be cool using a contrasting fabric for the little top & bottom pieces. oh - this is made to be stitched into the seams along all three unfinished sides. i can't wait to show you what this is a part of... oh the suspense!
so, tell me - do you sew zippers or avoid them like the plague? is there any reason this won't work? i'm sure mrs. johnson (my sewing teacher from school) would be horrified over this!