Installing zippers is not a very difficult task, even with the most basic sewing skills - it just requires a little patience and practice. Here you will find a photo tutorial for the most simple and quickest way to install a zipper when sewing a zipper pouch. Basically, all you need is 4 fabric squares or rectangles of the same size (2 exterior and 2 lining), a zipper (I used Ykk dress zipper), scissors, thread, pins (or needle and thread if you prefer to sew basting stitches), and a sewing machine. Once you have all the materials ready, simply follow the steps outlined in the photo tutorial below.
|Pin zipper in place between interior and exterior fabrics (or use basting stitches to secure the zipper in place)|
|Pinned fabrics with zipper in between|
|Sew the zipper in with your sewing machine, gradually taking out the pins|
(or remove basting stitches when finished)
Repeat the steps for the other side of the zipper.