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Sew a Simple Tote Bag With a Secure Center Section

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The Zipper
Steps to Sewing the Zipper

Steps to Sewing the Zipper

Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
  • Align the zipper in the center of a 24" edge, placing the right side of the zipper on the right side of the fabric and placing the edge of the zipper tape on the edge of the fabric.
  • Sew the zipper tape to the fabric and zigzag the edges together.
  • Press the fabric back and press well.
  • Top stitch the layers along the folded edge, to hold the layers of fabric together.
  • Repeat for the second side of the zipper.

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