Step 8: Attaching Zipper to Side 1
We'll start by attaching the zipper to one side of the purse:
1. With the outer fabric facing up and the zipper facing down, line up the edge of the zipper with the top edge of the fabric. Pin the edge of the zipper to the top edge (longest side) of the outer fabric (pic 1). I can't change the position of my needle, but if you can, position it as far left (and closest to the zipper teeth) as you can, but don't touch the zipper teeth. Sew along the edge of the teeth (pic 2).
2. To attach the lining, place it face down, on top of where you just sewed the seam of the outer fabric. line up the top of the lining with the edge of the zipper. The zipper will be face down still, and between the lining and the outer fabric, with right sides facing each other (pic 3)
3. Pin the lining to the zipper and sew along the edge of the zipper again trying to get at close the the zipper teeth as well (pic4). Even though you can't see the zipper, you can feel it against the presser foot (pic 5).