*The longest zipper I had was 9″ so I compensated with extra cotton print pieces covering the ends of the zipper as you’ll see later.
Lay out 1 outer print right side facing up . *You’ll see here where I used smaller strips to compensate for the smaller zipper. If you need to use those extra pieces be sure to place right side facing the right side of the outer print piece. *I realize that in this photo they are actually facing the wrong direction. I did fix it before sewing though & it was late at night, lol.
Then be sure to center the zipper, facing down and lay the PUL (shiny side down) on top. Line up all edges and pin in place.
Fold the pieces back and topstitch down the length of the zipper to secure those two layers you just created.
This is what it should look like now.
See how those extra fabric strips will fold right over and cover the fact that the zipper isn’t long enough?
Once again, top stitch the length of the zipper.
Gather your fabrics no so that the outer prints have right sides facing and PUL has shiny sides facing. Pin.
You’ll want to slip in your handle that you made earlier now. Near what will be the top of our bag by the zipper, insert handle piece so that the open ends are poking out and pin in place. Sew all the way around leaving a few inches open on the shorter side of the PUL, making sure to reinforce your stitching as you go over the zipper ends and where you put your handle. We don’t want them coming loose later on. =)
Turn bag right side out through the opening left in the PUL. Then fold the edges in and just stitch closed. The arrows indicate where the stitching starts and ends.
Push the PUL lining inside the bag and Voila! you’ve got yourself a handy wet bag. =) I hope this quick and basic tutorial can help someone out with their wet bag needs. Feedback appreciated!