My sister has been learning to sew, and while she’s tackled some relatively complex projects, she had never sewn in a zipper before. I had planned to teach her a couple of years ago, but we ran out of time. We finally had time yesterday!
I kept it simple and just did a straightforward pouch with her. But, now that she has the basic construction down, she can change it up in the future!
I did show her how to swap out the zipper pulls, and I added a piece of zipper as a little grab tag on mine. She did a great job on hers, and I was the one who made the mistakes- I forgot to open the zipper before I stitched the sides of the pouch (I realized my mistake as I was almost done), and I forgot to topstitch one side (I did it after the pouch was finished).