hi bond girl,
well most of the time i snip the metal ends off, but a friend leaves them in and they look neat enough, so next time i made a pouch i left them in. I guess it depends on the length of the zip and how wide you want your pouch as to how much u cut it off.
I made a great betty boo pencil case using the same technique, just put in pencil slots inside, for my daughter.
here are some pics...
front with her name embroidered
back has extra pockets
inside pockets hold all my daughter's pencils and pens
First week at school, another student asked where she bought it.
She doesnt like home made stuff but she did proudly say her mum made it and the other girl was impressed.
So not bad for a home made pencil case.
any comments? cyndiq