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With right sides together lay your zip along a piece of fabric the width of your zip and as long as the required circumference of the bag.
Using a zip foot stitch close to the zip.
Press the seam back and stitch along the top using a regular foot. When you get to the zipper pull leave the needle down in the fabric, lift the foot and maneuver the zip pull past the foot.
Fold the fabric around and place the right sides of the fabric together again. Stitch close to the zip using the zip-foot.
Press the fabric back and stitch along the top edge as before with the regular foot.
Fold the bag flat with the wrong sounds outwards and the zip in the centre.
With the zip open stitch straight across the bag just inside the zip stops at either end, being sure to go back and forth across the zip section a couple of times. Trim off the excess fabric.
Pinch the corners of the bag lining up the end seam with the side of the bag. Use a ruler to measure a 2” corner and draw across with a chalk pencil.
Sew along this line. Repeat for all four corners.
Cut off the excess fabric in the corners and turn to the right side to complete