Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Inserting a concealed recessed top edge zipper? Part 2

In my last post, I ended with a picture of an installed top edge zipper with a huge , ugly gap at both top sides. How to solve this problem??

After some thinking I found this, very simple solution.
In my view, you get the best result with a gap width which is exactly the same as the height of the zip top band: for my bag 4cm + 1 cm seam allowance.
I also had to reduce the size of the top edge of my exterior bag: I cut from both front and back piece of the exterior, on each side the same 5 cm, starting at the top and cutting obliquely downwards ending halfway ,as I didn't want to reduce the width of my bag base.
After assembling lining and exterior bag I got this:

What do you think?
Warm regards

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