With the zipper stitched in place, PRESS back both pieces of fabric. My folded edge lined up with the end of the zipper teeth, except on the “flap” main fabric. I made the fold over hang the zipper so that when finished it will cover the zipper completely. (see “Step 4 Completed” for more detail) It was an ugly zipper. I didn’t want to look at it.
PIN the zipper between the lining piece and the main pieces. Then BASTE your layers together.
The fabric edge of the zipper should line up with edge of the pocket and flap. The right sides of the pieces of fabrics should be facing each other.
NOTE: The zipper I had was too long and I needed to shorten it. I should have shortened it from the top/open end instead of the bottom/closed end. It worked out OK though.
CUT out pocket and upper flap out of your main fabric.
CUT out smaller strips of “lining” to cover ugly zipper on reverse.
MAKE 1/2″ double fold “bias tape” from 2″ wide strips of fabric. It has to be enough to cover the outside parameter of the pocket. It doesn’t have to be bias cut since we are only dealing with straight lines.
***** NOTE: When I first made this (and when I was taking pictures) I made the pocket WAY to huge. It should be the right size to be able to contain your sling, but not too big to interfere with adjusting the sling.
My open tailed sling is about 30″ across. I wish to add a pocket to it that when flipped inside out can be stuffed with the sling and zipped shut.
- Reversible zipper: My Joann’s only had the super industrial looking one. I will have to hunt for a more appropriate size the next time I do this.
- matching/contrasting fabric and thread: I used left overs from making my sling and a matching fabric.