I have a lot of request for adding this zipper panel to an open tote bag. You measure the tote across the top when it's flat (half the circumference), minus 4" (which creates the short end), this will be how long to cut your piece X 5". You will now cut the long piece in half so you will have long measurement X 2.5, sew in a long zipper that fits from end to end. You will now be working with one piece with zipper sewn in the middle. Now place this zipper piece inside the tote centering so that the tote bag is square. Now sew to secure in place!
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