Hi, and welcome to Day 8 of the Whole Lotta Bag Along:

Today we’re looking at the zip bridge.

So the good news is, that if you’re doing the changing bag option, you have a day off, as we don’t have this bit!  If you’re doing the ‘regular’ option, you could also choose to leave this bit out, however the reason it is in here is that when I was asking for suggestions of what to include, someone asked for this for some additional security, so you can consider whether or not you would find this useful.

Tips For The Bridge Zip


  • In step 111, it’s not the end of the world if you fold slightly more than 1/4″ over, just make sure that you do the same for both sides and the lining pieces!  You don’t want to fold over too much though, as you’re trying to protect the bag contents from prying eyes and hands.
  • I would say that as far as the seam allowances go for step 113 onwards, the same tips as for the back pocket zip, step 2, apply, but please don’t try and cut any zip bits off here, it’s meant to be longer!
That’s about as much as I can tell you, it’s quite a simple stage, but if you have any questions, please let me know!