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The Zipper
Sew a Zipper in a Duffel Bag

Sew a Zipper in a Duffel Bag

Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
  • Place the pull side of the zipper on the right side of the fabric, lining the edge of the zipper tape with the ends and edge of the fabric.
  • Sew the zipper to the fabric following the 1/4" guide on the zipper tape (about the middle of the zipper tape).
  • Apply a seam finish to the edge of fabric to prevent stray fibers from being caught in the zipper.
  • Press the fabric under the zipper.
  • Top stitch along the folded edge.
  • Repeat for the second side of the zipper.

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