Fold and press fabric rectangle in half lengthwise to expose the “pretty” side of the fabric. Open it back up and fold each side to the center; press.
Trim the ends of the zipper tail to just below the “stopper”.
Slip the zipper end in between the folded fabric to create a sandwich. Pin in place.
Straight stitch along the edge. Trim off ends of fabric from zipper tab.
Open zipper slightly and repeat steps 3 & 4. Be sure to line up the zipper straight across the top opening before attaching the zipper tab.