So I've overcome my fear of the zipper! This was my first try at "installing" one and I chose to make this cosmetic bag or zipper wallet or clutch, whatever you want to use it for. This Tutorial Blog was excellent in providing simple, step-by-step directions.
I plan to start making some decorative pillows (with zippers) to match the fabric wall art. This is a 7x5" wallet and can really be made into whatever size you would prefer. I added a red ribbon for a pop of color and to provide better handling on the zipper. Ribbon could be made even longer for a wristlet clutch.
A night out on the town!