A personal preference of mine is that zipper bags (which I love, and which I love sewing) be finished properly inside and outside - with no raw edges. There are many tutorials online for this technique - here's a great one.
ish) rather than at the top, it's a whole new ball of wax. Other zipper bag aficionados (likely a rather small subset of sewists in general, LOLOL) would agree, should the question be posed in their general direction. Suffice it to say, it's a production to do this bag "properly", and tonight, I'm happy to say, I learned how to do it from the inventive and creative Jane in Singapore - tutorial here :) I had a rough time with the bag - many seams were ripped, many seams were basted as a test run, and I forgot to sew the tab in at the zipper pull *oops*. However, I ended up with a sweet centre-ish zipper bag that's fully lined on the inside, with no raw edges. Jane - you ROCK!! Thank you for not being satisfied to do an average job on the bag, but to come up with a great technique that I'll certainly be using again and again! Now that I know what I'm doing, I won't have problems the next time :D
Happy, I am!!