This blogpost is to help you with the zipper installation of this section of the wallet.
It is very similar to the pictures in the pattern, except there are no zipper ends sticking out. We have shortened them. This method reduces bulk in the side seams, which would have given your sewing machine problems.
|Lay your prepared 7 inch zipper, with the zipper pull facing up, |
along the edge of your 8 x 4 piece leaving
about half an inch on each side.
Stitch a little less than a quarter inch using your zipper foot.
|Matching the 8" sides, place the 8 x 7.5" piece, right sides together, |
over the line of stitching you just did.
Pin. Flip over so you can see the first line of stitching.
|From this side, and still using your zipper foot, |
stitch a second line of stitching just inside the first line of stitching.
See where the lead of my pencil is pointed, or where my finger nail is pointed,
Open the zipper before going on to the next step!!!
|Fold both sides together so that the top edge bits are even. Place a pin to hold the sides even.|
About one inch down, Take a one quarter inch clip through all four layers.
Repeat on other side.
|Starting on one side, lift away the longer sides to reveal the two shorter pieces inside.|
Match the clips exactly on the two inner pieces and and pin.
|Fold back the larger pieces and match the clips exactly, and pin. |
Repeat on the other side. You should now four pins in your piece.. two on each side.
|Top stitch the other end of this zipper piece. It will be the divider end.|
Now continue on with the pattern directions to mark the center of this piece
and lay into final position.