Debbie's tutorial was really clear and easy to follow! My brain wouldn't understand the last little bit of instructions, so I just modified. It is very frustrating that my head is so slow sometimes :\
I ended up using a method that I usually use to finish off a zippered pouch. It worked like a charm ;)
THIS tutorial (step #4) shows very well how I finished the pouch.
(BE SURE THE MAIN ZIPPER IS OPEN for this part)
On one side of the main zipper, I had the large interior lining(wrong side out), on the other side, I had the exterior and all of the zippers(wrong side out). I left a 2-3" opening at the bottom side of one side of the lining so I could flip the bag right side out through it.
I didn't have any fusible fleece, so I used heavy fusible pellon, like I normally do.
I used the pellon for the lining pieces, but will not do that the next time I make this bag.
I also trimmed the largest lining piece down to 12" from the 12.5" called for. Next time, I will likely leave the lining piece the same and increase the main exterior fabric by a 1/2 inch instead to 13".
I am SO excited to use this little beauty on my much needed quilt retreat weekend!
Cabin Fever, HERE I COME!!!